Township of Russell Public Library


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News and Happenings

January 21st, 2021

: The Russell Branch will be offering curbside pick-up services until further notice.
EMBRUN: The Embrun branch is closed until further notice and does not offer curbside pickup.

Returns: Books can be returned using the outdoor book drops at both locations (Embrun & Russell).
Books in quarantine: Rest assured that safety protocols have been taken to quarantine books for 72 hours before handling and returning to shelves.

We encourage you to take advantage of our electronic resources for eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks on our website
And our online catalogue:

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we respond to the newest provincial directions on the services we can provide.

Branch hours:

December 11th, 2020

Thank you to all who donated during our annual Adopt-A-Book campaign. With your help, the Township of Russell Public Library raised $3,852!  It’s donations like yours which help support the Library and everything it has to offer to our community.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
The Library Staff

November 28th, 2020

Sarah Badgley Literacy Fund for Rural Ontario Children

The Township of Russell Public Library is honoured to have received a grant from the Sarah Badgley Literacy Fund for Rural Ontario Children. Our Library applied this past spring with the goal of purchasing new board books for our collection. With the grant, we were able to purchase 19 French language and 19 English language board books which will be divided and shared between both branches in Russell and Embrun.
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We are pleased to present the mission, vision and values ​​of your Library.  These are the three strategic pillars on which our action plan will be based for the coming years.  Thank you to everyone who attended our evening: Our Shared Vision.

Looking forward to working with you in 2020!
The Library Board and staff.


The relocation of the Embrun Branch Library remains a priority to the new Public Library Board.

The Municipal Council still have to take a final decision “regarding the relocation of the Embrun Branch, a decision that best ensures a prompt move of the Branch to a safer location within our community“.

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  • Public Library Board
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 – 6:30 PM (CANCELLED). If you would like to attend virtually via the ZOOM Application, please email

Agenda and Meeting Documentation »