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Russell Public Library

Previous hours of operation are retained, yet all is new and fresh. Please come and see the new facilities. Our grand opening was December 7, 2008. We have 6 computer stations now, a large children's section, a cozy fireplace seating area, and a new common room that has a large kitchen and handicap bathroom in it. Functions may be held there but there is a sign-up process which must be followed. Contact Brenda Hale for more information or to sign-up.

On May 14, 2013, the Russell Library went "live", meaning we are now fully automated.  To use the library you must have a Universal Card.  This card enables you to check out books, use the computers, order e-books and borrow books from other libraries through inter-library loan.  The card is easy to obtain.  You can get one at the library in 5 minutes.

Sign for the Town of 

Russell Public Library.

Photo of the Town of 

Russell Public Library.

Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday
10 AM to 6:00 PM

Children's Story Hour: Tuesday 11:00 to 12:00

Librarian: Brenda Hale

Phone Number: 315-347-2115


24 Pestle Street
Russell, NY 13684

Materials / Services / Programs

  • Reading materials for all ages, including large print
  • Interlibrary Loan service is available for materials we do not own
  • Large audio book collection
  • Video-recordings
  • Computers with Internet access, via Roadrunner
  • Wireless internet


The Library has for sale a series of historic Christmas Bulbs
  1. The Russell Town Hall
  2. The Old Arsenal
  3. Knox Memorial School
  4. Russell Volunteer Fire Department
  5. Stained Glass Window from School
  6. Double Bridge
  7. 200th Anniversary
  8. Russell Methodist Church
  9. Russell Hotel

The Library sells the following for fund raising:

  • Rada
  • Cookbooks
  • Calendars
  • History books
  • Hand painted miniature buildings of town buildings

Open Library board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM


Nancy Berbrich: President
Margie LaPoint: Vice-President
Alice Hance: Secretary
John Berbrich: Treasurer
Nancy Berbrich: Corresponding Secretary


Shammie Robinson
Arline Wolfe
Ellen Meilleur

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