This service allows you to download audiobooks, ebooks, and some video and music, which you can play on your computer or a compatible portable device or ereader. To get started or to learn more, just visit the Ohio Digital Library  web site. The web site has a My Help! button on the upper left of the screen as well as help on many topics.
Rodman Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of eBooks for the Kindle eReader. OverDrive, the library's eBook lender, has begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network.
The process for borrowing a public library eBook for Kindle is similar to other devices. Most eBooks already in the library's catalog supplied by OverDrive are compatible with Kindle, so users simply browse or search for "Kindle Book," check out a title with a valid library card, and then click "Get for Kindle." Access to the Kindle Book will occur at Amazon's website after signing in and selecting delivery to the user's Kindle device or any of the free Kindle reading apps. As with all eBooks and other digital content at OverDrive-powered libraries and schools, titles are available 24/7 and incur no late fees because they automatically expire at the end of the two week lending period.
In addition to Kindle, the library offers eBooks for most major desktop and mobile devices, including Windows®, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone.
A series of "How-To" YouTube videos from the State Library of Ohio
In addition to the Ohio Digital Library, you can download free audiobooks, ebooks, music and video from many web sites. Here are a few.
The Internet Archive 
Audiobooks, ebooks, music, live music archive, and video
Project Gutenberg 
Audiobooks, ebooks, music, and video
A new offering from Rodman Library, “Zinio for Libraries”, allows library patrons to read and explore a diverse magazine selection using their library card. UK digital magazine distributor Zinio and Recorded Books, the audiobook workhorse, have partnered to offer this online service to libraries. It’s an easy way for library patrons to read their favorite magazines in digital format on their PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Zinio’s digital platform recreates about 4000 magazines cover-to-cover, with full-color pictures. It offers an intuitive navigation, keyword article search and simultaneous use of titles, covering major magazines of industry, hobby and specialty. With simultaneous use of titles, every patron can be reading the same magazine through their library using their library card.
Rodman Library has selected and purchased 114 magazines from Zinio for patrons’ enjoyment. Some titles include Consumer Reports, Food Network Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, U.S. Weekly, Martha Stewart Living, Popular Science, Readers Digest and Smithsonian Magazine, to name a few. To access the magazines, patrons register through their library by creating two accounts. One account validates the patron as an active member of the library and allows access to the library’s magazine collection. The other account provides a viewer account in Zinio.com for online streaming and off-line reading. Patrons can check out as many magazines as they wish and keep them for as long as they wish. Once magazines have been selected, patrons are then notified when the next new issue comes out. The service is free to the patrons.
Rodman Library is excited about offering this new service. Follow the Zinio link on the right side of the library’s website, www.rodmanlibrary.com , to start reading your favorite magazines online today. For more information, call the library at 330-821-2665.
Sources: Library Journal Nov. 2012
Public Libraries Sept./Oct. 2012
Rodman Public Library has a new source of ebooks available through Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 digital media library  for its patrons. Axis 360 is a revolutionary digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating enhanced digital content and Blio, the ground-breaking ereading software.
Libraries using the Axis 360 service benefit from the latest Web technologies and cloud-based delivery to mobile devices. Patrons will enjoy the dynamic presentation of titles on the Axis 360 Magic Wall, the ease of locating books of interest via Browse by Subject pages, as well as guidance provided via book review and recommendations for further reading. Patrons can also search for a title using the library’s catalog search. Titles are not available for Kindle readers except for Kindle Fire models. Axis 360 also improves the user experience for borrowing digital content from the library. Cloud-based delivery greatly simplifies the process of downloading what patrons want to read onto the devices they prefer to use, including iOS, Android and Windows tablets and smartphones and computers.
Rodman Library presently has over 230 ebook titles from which to choose. A complete list of available titles can be found by searching our catalog for the author Axis360 . Audiobooks are also available. All that is required for checkout is a valid Rodman Library card. For more information call 330-821-2665.
If you find yourself asking "What should I read?" when you visit Rodman Library, we have just the answer for you. Rodman Library is happy to introduce our service called BookLetters.
BookLetters allows the library to send e-newsletters to you about books and media on the subject(s) of your choice. You will find more than 20 e-newsletters highlighting titles in specific categories and new offerings from Rodman Library. Subscribe to the categories of interest to you and on a regular basis you'll receive e-mail notification of new titles in those categories. There is also a direct link from the e-newsletter to the library catalog to place a hold on titles you would like us to reserve for you.
Click on this BookLetters  link, and in just three easy steps you will be on your way to receiving the BookLetters e-newsletter(s). Click on the check mark next to each e-newsletter you would like to receive, enter your email address in the box provided, click the ‘Subscribe’ button at the bottom of the page, and then look for the BookLetters e-newsletters of your choice in your inbox.
For more information about this, or any other programs at Rodman Library, call 330-821-2665.
Want to know how to get free ebooks from your library on your Kindle Fire? Here's how! To get an ebook from the library for your Kindle Fire, you will need your Kindle Fire, your library card, a wireless connection to the internet, and Overdrive Media Console downloaded and registered on your device.
Looking for something new to read? Rodman Public Library is offering advice on titles that may be of interest to you based on the criteria you enter below. A professional librarian will send you a list of books, audiobooks, CDs, and/or DVDs tailored on your choices - FREE!
New Fiction:  Stay informed on what's hot in fiction, from young sensations to established literary masters. Once a month, you'll get reviews of tomorrow's bestsellers, with selections in women's fiction, historical novels, suspense and more..
Fiction Adventure : Are you a fan of thrillers, espionage, westerns...? Check this list for adventure titles you don't want to miss.
Mystery:  Get the lowdown on the hottest whodunits. Once a month, you'll receive updates on your favorite sleuths, forecasts of promising new mystery series and profiles of top writers in the world of crime fiction.
Romance:  Enter the world of romance fiction, where love is always exciting and new. You can read reviews of the best new romance novels, from historical and contemporary love stories to romantic suspense and inspirational titles.
Science Fiction:  Step into the future with reviews of new science fiction titles that will take you to brave new worlds. This monthly report also recommends rising stars in fantasy and alternate history.
New Non-Fiction:  Truth is often stranger than fiction, and this newsletter will keep you updated on the newest nonfiction titles.
Business:  Whether your goal is improving your personal finances, or leading your company to record sales, get a monthly heads-up on books that will help you get ahead in the business world.
Lifestyles:  From self-help and fitness to home decor, books designed to fit your active lifestyle and renew your spirit are featured here. This list will steer you toward the best new cookbooks, gardening guides, pet care manuals and more.
Past and Present : Stay informed on the people, places and events that influence world affairs. Every month, you will be directed to the best new books on current events, along with recommended memoirs, biographies and history titles.
Science and Nature:  Find out about cutting-edge discoveries and travel to exciting destinations. This monthly preview features the best new books in medicine, biology and the great outdoors.
Teen Scene:  Take a sneak peek at the hottest new titles for young adults. From science fiction to romance, history to mystery, these monthly picks for teens offer something for every reader.
Children's Picture Books:  A monthly preview of the best new books for budding readers. You will learn about sure-to-please choices for storytime.
Children's Chapter Books:  Independent readers will appreciate these monthly recommendations on exciting new chapter books in fiction and nonfiction.
Good news for Nook® owners who borrow their library books through the Ohio eBook Project. The OverDrive® App is now available for download. The OverDrive App makes it possible for users of Nook Color, Nook Tablet, Nook HD and Nook HD+ to download directly from the library to the Nook. In the past, borrowed library materials had to be downloaded first to the user’s personal computer then transferred to the eReader. The App also increases borrowing capabilities by allowing the download of audiobooks as well.
All that is needed to borrow library eResources using the OverDrive App is one of the previously mentioned Nooks, a library card, Wi-Fi access and an Adobe® ID. If the user has no Adobe ID, the OverDrive App will show the user how to obtain one. A step-by-step information sheet for downloading the OverDrive App, finding your library, browsing and checking out an eBook and/or MP3 audiobook is available at Rodman Library. Information for getting started is also available from the Ohio eBook Project link located on the library’s website . If you would like to sign up for a free library card or have further questions, stop by the library or call 330-821-2665.
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