Books, Movies and Magazines

Find an Item in the Online Catalogue

SEARCH the catalogue by author name, title, keyword, subject, collection

The online catalogue contains information (title, author, collection, publisher, date of publication, number of copies, location, availability, etc.) on the library’s collections (books, large print, audiobooks, movies and magazines). Search it now >

HOLDS: the Library has the item I want but it isn’t available right now

A request to place an item on hold can be made in person at the library, by phone or e-mail, or by logging in to your account. You will be notified when the requested item is available. Items on hold will be kept for a limited time only.

If we do not have what you are looking for, ask us about ordering it from another library or make a suggestion for purchase.

Books and AudioBooks

I love to read! Can you suggest a good book?

We’ve compiled some reading resources to help you find the perfect book! Browse new titles fresh off the shelf, check out this month’s hot books, read reviews and suggestions and consult our literary prizes lists. And, why not join one of our book clubs to get great reading ideas or try our popular eBook and eAudiobook selections.

Films and Series

Check the new TV series and movies from our repertoire DVD collection, find out what movies are popular, browse award winners lists and consult movie reviews.


Access eMagazines (Libby app)
More than 3200 English and French eMagazines to download on your computer or personal device.

Online versions of the Ottawa Citizen and The Review are available on the public iPad at the Russell Library.

Print Magazines

English print magazines available at the Russell Branch Library:

  • Alive
  • Atlantic
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Cdn Children’s Book News
  • Canadian Geographic
  • Canadian Living
  • Canadian Wildlife
  • Chatelaine
  • Consumer Reports
  • Cottage Life
  • Coup de pouce
  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Golf Magazine
  • Good Times
  • House and Home
  • Mother Earth News
  • Ottawa Magazine
  • Our Canada
  • Outdoor Canada
  • Parents
  • Psychology Today
  • Prevention
  • Real Simple
  • Sports Illustrated Kids
  • Style at Home
  • The Review
  • Walrus
  • Zoomer

Looking for magazines in French? Check the French version of this page »


The library carries current issues of local and regional newspapers: The Ottawa Citizen, The Chesterville Record, Le Reflet/The News and Le Droit. Previous issues of local papers are archived at the Russell Branch Library. Please consult branch staff to access that material.


The library does not currently have a music collection but we may be able to borrow CDs from other libraries. Send us your requests using the online request form.

To help you find that perfect book: