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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 (RB Digital)
More than 60 English and French eMagazines to download on your computer or personal device.
English print magazines available at the Russell Branch Library:
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Canadian Geographic
- Canadian House & Home
- Canadian Living
- Consumer Reports
- Canadian Wildlife
- Cottage Life
- Good Times
- Martha Stewart Living
- Mother Earth News
- New Internationalist
- Ottawa Magazine
- Popular Photography
- Popular Science
- Psychology Today
- Real Simple
- Today’s Parents
- Style at Home
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.
NEW! The electronic version of the Globe and Mail is now available for consultation on a tablet at the Russell Branch Library.
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.