Township of Russell Public Library


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News and Happenings

June 22nd 2020

Curbside Pickup

As of Monday, June 22nd 2020, we are pleased to offer curbside pickup services to our patrons at the Embrun branch (as well as the Russell branch – May 19th).

June 8th 2020

This summer, the TD Summer Reading Club is online!!

Summer has arrived and the Township of Russell Public Library invites every child to register for the coolest club! The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids 6-16 years, all interests, and all abilities. Registration begins June 15th 2020. Click here to be redirected to our TDSRC page.

May 16th 2020

Curbside Pickup

As of Tuesday, May 19th 2020 we are pleased to offer curbside pickup services to our patrons at the Russell branch. We will begin with items that have been previously reserved and will continue with orders that are placed using the online catalogue , followed by email requests*.
*Orders can be sent to the following email address:
Once your order is ready, we will call you to make arrangements for a delivery to your vehicle.
Please note: Patrons may borrow 25 items at a time for a duration of 3 weeks. For your security and confidentiality, items will be placed in bags.
Rest assured that measures have been taken during the pandemic, such as placing items in quarantine for 3-5 days before handling and returning to the shelves.
All necessary sanitary measures will be followed with your orders.

Thank you in advance for your patience with the establishment of this new service!

The Library Team


March 14th 2020

To ensure the health of the public, specifically that of children and senior citizens, the Township of Russell Public Library will be closed until further notice. This applies to both branches in Russell and in Embrun. Patrons can continue to return any library materials in the return bins.

The Library will waive any late fees during this time. All programs and events for EMBRUN AND RUSSELL will be cancelled until further notice. Weekly activities such as Story Time will be pushed back and any paid events will be reimbursed or rescheduled.

We encourage our patrons to take advantage of our electronic resources for eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks. To view and access these resources, click the “eResources” tab under “Find an Item”.

Questions? Please email the Library at and we will reply as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.


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, September 17, 2020 – 6:30 PM. If you would like to attend virtually via the ZOOM Application, please email

Agenda and Meeting Documentation »