Use of the Internet computers is your agreement with the terms and conditions of this policy.
In accordance with Rodman Public Library's General Objectives and Principles, the Library endeavors to develop collections, resources and services that meet the informational, educational and technological needs of the Alliance community. The Internet is a global collection of computer networks that connects thousands of computers all over the world. Internet access is available on selected public terminals for all users of the Rodman Public Library.
The Library offers pointers or links to a wide range of useful and interesting sites through its home page. Some internet sites may contain controversial or offensive material. The Library has no control over the information available on the Internet and, therefore, cannot be held responsible for its content, accuracy or currency. Patrons agree to hold Rodman Public Library harmless and indemnify it against any and all claims or liabilities, directly or indirectly, relating to their use of the Internet computer.
Users are encouraged to take advantage of the Internet and to exercise good judgment and discretion in their use of it. The Library firmly believes that the valuable information available on the Internet far outweighs the possibility that users may come across material that is inconsistent with the goals of the Library. However, the Library staff reserves the right to prohibit material that in their judgment is inappropriate for viewing in a public area.
As with other Library materials, parents are responsible for their children's use of the Internet through the Library's connection. Parents are encouraged to supervise their children's Internet sessions. Parents of children who have not reached age 15 must acknowledge, in writing, their reading and understanding of the pamphlet, “Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet,” and authorize their child's use of the Internet computers. Children who are not yet in third grade must have a responsible adult sit with them when using an Internet computer.
Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of this privilege. Examples of inappropriate use include, but are not limited to, the following:
Illegal acts involving Library computing resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state or federal authorities.
The Library staff will assist patrons with Internet use as time permits. Personal instruction is offered only through the scheduling of a Casual Consult, a pre-arranged appointment with library personnel. Computer classes are offered free of charge throughout the year. Reference staff are always available to help patrons locate books, periodicals and videos/DVDs about the Internet. Patrons must present a valid Rodman Public Library card, or if not on hand, a photo I.D. Patrons must not have fines of $5.00 or more, or any block on their Rodman Public Library card. Patrons must be 15 to use the public computers in the adult area. Printing is available at a nominal cost per page.
The Library does not directly provide electronic mail and prohibits access to gambling sites. Entertainment web sites will be permitted as long as they do not interfere with network services. Patrons causing network slowdowns will be asked to move on to another web site. Repeat offensives will cause revocation of Internet privileges.
Patrons may save files to their own removable storage media. The use of virus protection software is required. Patrons should notify the Library of any viruses they find. The Library is not responsible for damage to a patron's personal storage device or computer, or for any loss of data, damage or liability that may occur from the patron's use of the Library's computers. The Library is also not responsible for the unavailability of resources on the Internet computers due to technical difficulties.
A patron's use of the Internet computers is limited to sixty (60) minutes per person per day. Patrons needing the computer for longer than 60 minutes for research, filling out forms, writing papers, etc., but not game playing, may make arrangements with the reference staff for additional time. Due to space limitations, no more than two (2) patrons may use an Internet computer at one time.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees, 12/96
Revised by the Board of Trustees, 5/98; 7/03; 1/07; 2/10; 8/13
Rodman Public Library
215 E. Broadway Street Alliance, OH 44601
Rodman Public Library has many types of materials available for borrowing. The loan periods and fines vary depending on the type of material, which location owns the material and the type of patron who checks out the material. Check the list below for the loan policies of each library location.
You must be a registered borrower to check out materials from the library. Library cards are free but identification is required. A parent's signature is required for anyone under the age of 18.
Lost your date due slip? Want to find out if you still have anything checked out? Want to renew something? Call the library for help on any of these questions and more! Or, if you want to find out for yourself, you can view your own circulation record from any on-line catalog station in the Library or over the Internet .
All materials can be renewed for additional loan periods providing there are no reserves on the item for other library patrons. All renewals are based on the date renewed, not the original due date. Fines on most adult materials are $.10 per day for a maximum fine of $5.00 per item unless otherwise noted.
All materials can be renewed for additional loan periods providing there are no reserves on the item for other library patrons. Fines on most materials are $.10 per day for a maximum fine of $5.00 per item unless otherwise noted.
All materials can be renewed for 2 additional loan periods providing there are no reserves on the item for other library patrons. Fines on most materials are $.10 per day for a maximum fine of $5.00 per item unless otherwise noted.
All materials can be renewed for 2 additional loan periods providing there are no reserves on the item for other library patrons.
In an effort to control costs, Rodman Library will be sending first and second overdue notices and hold notices strictly by phone, email, or text message. No paper copies will be sent. Patrons should be sure the library has correct contact information and should specify if they would like a phone call or an email for any notices that need to be sent. Details on Notification Options... 
Patrons can update their information by clicking on the 'My Account/Renew ' button on our web site (www.rodmanlibrary.com ). By placing your name and barcode number in the spaces provided, you will be logged into your library account. Click on the 'Modify Personal Information' link. From here, you can change your telephone number or email address as well as your preference for receiving notices. If you wish to receive text messages, please notify a staff member at any of our locations.
Rodman Library books, audio CDs/tapes, magazines, music CDs and pamphlets can be checked out for two weeks. A fine of $.10 per day will be charged for each day overdue. Videos and DVDs can be checked out for 7 days, and have a $1 per day late fee. Overdue fees for interlibrary loans are charged at a higher rate.
All due dates for materials checked out of the library are provided on a printed slip at the time of checkout. Patrons may also check their online record  or call the library at any time to verify due dates.
Failure to receive courtesy or overdue notices does not relieve you of your obligation to pay any accrued fines.
For more information contact the library at 330-821-2665.
Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) is provided free of charge by Rodman Public Library at the Main Library for patrons who have the required hardware and software needed for this service. Use of this service is governed by Rodman Public Library’s Internet Use Policy .
Use of Rodman Public Library’s Wi-Fi service is your agreement with the terms and conditions of this policy:
If you do not agree to the above terms, please disable your wireless connection or turn off your computer.
Approved Library Board of Trustees 12/2007
The Library has recently updated its Rules of Conduct. The purpose of the Library’s RULES OF CONDUCT  is to protect the rights of individuals to use library property, materials, and services; to protect the rights of library employees and volunteers to conduct library business without interference; to preserve Library materials and facilities from harm; and to ensure the safety and comfort of library patrons, employees, and volunteers.