The following services are offered through the Adult Department of the Main Library. For further information, call (330) 821-2665.
Rodman Public Library has a variety of audio-visual resources to serve the needs of both individuals and organizations in the community. Audio-visual items may be borrowed by any patron with a valid Rodman Library Adult Borrower's Card.
Contact the Adult Department at (330) 821-2665 for further information.
|Bi-Folkal Kits||Main Adult||2 weeks|
|Books on Cassette||Main Adult, Main Children's||2 weeks|
|Books on CD||Main Adult, Main Children's, Branch, Bookmobile||2 weeks|
|Compact Discs (Music)||Main Adult, Main Children's, Branch Adult||2 weeks|
|Videotapes (VHS)||Main Adult, Bookmobile||
(Bookmobile: 2 weeks)
|DVDs||Main Adult, Main Children's, Branch, Bookmobile||
(Bookmobile: 2 weeks)
For your convenience, materials may be reserved at any time during regular Library hours. Reserves may be made in person, by telephone 330-821-2665, or over the Internet by using roc.rodmanlibrary.com .
It is very important that items being borrowed are returned at the stated time, as other patrons may be waiting to use them. The fine for late videos and DVDs is $.50 per item per day. All other fines for audio-visual materials are $.10 per item per day. Maximum fines are $5.00 per item.
All compact discs are fully cataloged in the online catalog . The library offers a wide variety of classical, children's and popular music. Search for the subject COMPACT DISCS  to see a listing of titles.
Videos and DVDs are listed in the online catalog . Search for the subject VIDEO RECORDINGS  to see a listing of VHS titles and the subject DVD VIDEODISCS  for DVDs. The is no rental charge for videos, but fines are charged at $.50 per day, as noted above. There is a borrowing limit of 5 titles for DVDs. There is no limit on videocassettes.
The patron assumes all responsibility for the borrowed materials against loss, theft, or damage. Many audio-visual materials are protected by Copyright, 17 USC 101. Unauthorized copying may be prohibited by law.
As a continuing public service to the Alliance area, Rodman Public Library offers classes on the basics of computers and the Internet. These free classes are held in the Main Library. Space is limited for our popular hands-on computer classes and registration is required. See what's coming up on the calendar .
Topics vary from session to session. Class topics include how to find information on the Internet quickly and efficiently, how computers work, how to use a word processor, digital photography, and how to use Windows.
All classes are free of charge and open to the general public. Class times are at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Those attending may want to plan on spending some extra time after the classes to browse the Library's collection of materials on computers and the Internet. Computers  are also available in the Library for registered patrons to use free of charge.
Have a computer question? Contact our Reference staff for a personal appointment to help you solve your computer-related issues. Call 330-821-2665 x211 to schedule a time.
Space is limited for our popular hands-on computer classes and registration is required. We offer the following information for those who would like to attend.
In an effort to help patrons avoid overdue fines, the library will now send reminder or "courtesy" notices via email. The notices will be emailed two days before most items are due or one day for videos and DVDs. The notices include a link to the catalog so that the recipient can easily renew their items if they are not finished with them. Registered borrowers must have a current and valid email address in their records to use this service.
Rodman Public Library now accepts payments by credit or debit card at both the Main Library and Carnation Mall Branch, as well as online.
There is no service charge to make a credit card payment, but a minimum payment of $5 is required. Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted.
To pay online:
For more information on this or other services at Rodman Public Library call 330-821-2665, then press '0'.
Rodman Public Library has two Advanced Workstations in Education, Inc. (AWE) Early Literacy Stations and desks for the Main Children's Department and one station available at the Branch. One bilingual Spanish computer is available at each the Main Library and the Branch.
These self-contained computers have a colorful child-sized keyboard and mouse and 19 inch flat-screen monitor. They are loaded with more than 60 educational software programs for children ages 2-8 spanning seven curricular areas including reading and phonics, music and art, math, science, social studies, and computer skills.
Some popular and well-known programs available include Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Jack and the Beanstalk (Speakaboos), Know Your World, and SpongeBob SquarePants Typing along with Reader Rabbit, JumpStart, Sesame Street, and Kid Pix. The Early Literacy Stations have imaginative interfaces that encourage exploration. Many of the software programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child's experience through games and extension activities.
These new computers will help the library fulfill its mission by supporting early literacy and school readiness skills in a fun and meaningful way. Grownups are encouraged to play along with the children to enhance the learning experience. Stop in soon to try them out.
For more information, contact the Children's Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.
Rodman Public Library's Home Delivery Service provides library materials to homebound residents in parts of Stark, Columbiana, and Mahoning counties. See our service area map  for details.
We will deliver books to your residence each month by appointment. You may start, skip, or stop a delivery whenever you wish.
You are eligible for this free service if you are unable to visit one of our library locations or the bookmobile due to:
The following materials are available:
Contact the Bookmobile Department at Rodman Public Library
330-821-2665 x108 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org  for more information.
Rodman Public Library offers a variety of notices to inform you. These notices include:
You may opt to receive these notices in three different formats:
Telephone notices are brief phone calls that tell you that something is available for you to pickup or that something is overdue. There are no details of what the item is in the message but you are told if your hold is available at the main library or the branch.
Email notices are the most complete of the three types of messages. They include the date, titles, where to pickup held items, any fines that are on your account, and how long the item will be held for you.
Text messages are short messages that tell you that something is available for pickup or if you have items overdue. They are best used in conjunction with email notices so you can get the full details or you may call the library at 330-821-2665 to find out what is available and where to pick it up.
If you prefer to receive your notices via email or telephone, you may do so by indicating one of these methods from the My Account/Renew button on our web site  Login with your name and barcode and select the 'Modify Personal Information' link.
If you prefer to receive your notices via text message, you may do so by notifying a staff member.
PLEASE NOTE: While there is no charge from the Library for this service, you may see a charge for incoming text messages at the standard rate applied by your cell phone carrier, depending on your plan or package.
You can now take the library with you wherever you go. Rodman Public Library is pleased to announce that we are now a part of Library Anywhere, a mobile application that lets you use the library on your smart phone or other web-capable device.
With this application, users can search the library catalog, place holds on items, and have access to library databases. Users can also find library hours and locations, including bookmobile stops, send questions to library staff members, and find information about events happening at the library. You can now have access to all of this right from your phone.
Library Anywhere has a special application for iPhones (iPads,etc.) and Androids, and a universal version for Blackberry and all other web-enabled devices. Search Rodman Library's catalog, place holds, renew items, and more, from your phone. Simply search for Library Anywhere in the app store (or equivalent) on your phone and download the application for free. Those not using iPhones or Android phones can find the application by visiting http://www.libanywhere.com/m/286  or http://m.rodmanlibrary.com .
Along with this new service, look for several enhancements to Rodman Public Library's catalog. We now offer book recommendations and similar titles within our catalog search feature to help you discover other titles that are related to your original search or a favorite author. Tagged browsing has also been added, which allows patrons to search and browse for books by tags (keywords and labels used to describe a book) that have been added by users of LibraryThing, an online home library cataloging service. The third enhancement to Rodman Library's catalog is links to related editions and translations of the same work.
Find all of these by searching Rodman Public Library's catalog at roc.rodmanlibrary.com , or with the new mobile application.
Let the Library notify you when the latest books by your favorite author or on your favorite topic arrive. All you need is a valid email address.
Follow these easy steps to get started:
For suggested subject headings to use for videos, large print books, books on CD and other popular formats, check out: Looking for Videos, Large Print, or Children's Materials? 
Rodman Public Library offers numerous and various types of computers free of charge to the public. A valid Library Card  is all that is required to use the computers.
Almost all public Windows computers offer access to the Internet as well as general software titles. Some of the titles offered include Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Publisher 2007. Photoshop Elements is located on selected computers in the Reference Department. USB flash/thumb drives may be used on any of the public computers as a convenient way to save your work. They are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk for $10 each.
Local businesses and individuals needing a fax now have one easily accessible at Rodman Public Library’s Main location at 215 E. Broadway Street. Faxes may be sent to any location in the United States or internationally. Those using the service are required to pay with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) or to purchase a FaxCash® prepaid fax card at the library.
For those using a credit card, rates for faxes sent to locations in the United States are $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. For international faxes, the rate is $4.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page.
Those faxing by purchasing the $3.50 FaxCash® card can send three pages in the United States or one page internationally. FaxCash® cards may also be purchased for $6.50 to send six pages in the United States or two pages internationally.
For more information, call the Library at 330-821-2665.
Rodman Public Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves. If your materials are overdue, you can now renew them online. Any fines that have accrued will be added to your account.
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please call the Library at 330-821-2665 for assistance.
If you encounter any problems with renewing your checked out items, please call the library at 330-821-2665 for assistance.
Overdue items with fines can be renewed online. The overdue fines will be added to your account and can be paid at the main library or the branch at any time.
SearchOhio is a group of public libraries in the State of Ohio whose catalogs are all linked together to allow easy sharing of materials between the members. This resource sharing allows you to get the materials you desire from the member libraries when our library does not have an available copy, quickly and cost effectively.
Items may also be requested from Ohio's college and university libraries that participate in OhioLINK.
More than twenty member libraries participate in SearchOhio with more to be added:
Over 60 million volumes are listed in the central databases for SearchOhio and OhioLINK.
Always search for the title you want through Rodman Public Library's WebPAC first. If Rodman doesn't own the title, click the SearchOhio button that appears at the top or bottom of the screen in the row of navigation buttons. Another button also appears in the search results next to the "Your entry would be here" statement. The search will be passed through to the central SearchOhio catalog.
The central catalog displays the search results. Select the title that you want and then click the "Request this title" link in the center of the page:
When asked for the library you are affiliated with, select Rodman PL from the drop-down list. The next steps are exactly like placing a hold in our catalog: enter your last name, enter your barcode number, and select a location for pickup. Once the "Submit" button is clicked, a confirmation message that the request has been placed will display.
If an item is not available through SearchOhio, an option is available to search the OhioLINK database and request items from them.
After you place your request, it will take 5-10 days for the material to be ready for pickup. This includes retrieval and packing time at the owning library, transportation via our cargo service, and unpacking time at our library. Pickup of items at the Carnation Mall Branch will take an additional day.
Items will be delivered for pickup at the Main Library or Carnation Mall Branch. The Library will notify you when your material is ready for pickup.
A number of things can affect a request from being completed:
All items may be renewed 3 times unless another patron at the owning library wants the item. You may renew them online or by telephone as with any Rodman materials.
“Easy to use” and “versatile” describe Rodman Public Library’s new energy-saving scanner, the Simple Scan Document Center. With large friendly buttons and a touch screen, the user is guided step-by-step through the scanning process of choosing the file format, color, scan quality, file name and destination. It is so versatile it scans photos, small or large documents and books into JPEG, PDF, HTML and even Word file formats that can be opened in any Word compatible text editor. The sheet feeder scans up to 40, two-sided sheets at a time. All scanned files can be saved to a USB drive, Google Docs, a Network folder or to email.
Simple Scan also offers lightning-fast speed and accuracy. It is powered by ABBYY FineReader Technology that can capture text with no distortion. The scanner orients and straightens scans so the text is never upside down, plus its multilingual recognition engine automatically detects English, Spanish, Italian, French and German languages.
The scanner, designed for users of all ages and levels of experience, is now available in the Reference Department of the Main Library and is free of charge. A second unit is available at the Branch and can also act as a photocopier.
Do you text? Rodman Library does! You can send questions to a librarian at Rodman Public Library through our new text-a-librarian service. Simply send a text message with your question to 330-356-8133. Within a short time during regular business hours, a reference staff member will send an answer to your phone. Now Rodman Library and its reference department are always at your fingertips.
You can also receive text message notifications from Rodman Public Library. These include: courtesy notices received a day or two before your item is due, hold pickup notices received the same day as when your requested items become available for you to pick up, first and second overdue notices, and new items that match your preferred searches so you can easily find out what has been recently catalogued in your favorite topics or by your favorite author.
Text notifications are best used in conjunction with email notices so you can get the full details or you may call the library at 330-821-2665 to find out what is available and where to pick it up.
Also be sure to check out our new mobile app, available at www.libanywhere.com/m/286  or by searching your App Store on any Apple or Android mobile device for "Library Anywhere". Take the library with you wherever you go. Check our web site at www.rodmanlibrary.com/services  for these and other services that we offer.
Rodman Public Library has accepted a donation of a Video Eye! Power Magnification System. The Magnification System consists of a camera head, a lamp and a 27" monitor, and can be used as a reading aid for books, newspapers, photographs, calculators, pill bottles and more. The magnifier’s flexible arm allows for positioning of the viewing head by patrons for optimal use. This system is simple to use with indirect daylight or a lamp. It automatically focuses for viewing materials on the large screen. Patrons can find the machine located at the main library under the stairwell on the north side of the building. The library has acquired this machine through the generous donation of Dale Grove.
Rodman Public Library offers free wireless internet access at both the main library and the Carnation City Mall Branch. Patrons may bring their personal laptop computers or PDAs into the library to connect to the Internet.
Patrons must supply their own equipment, wireless card and Internet browser. Users are responsible for setting up their equipment to access Rodman Public Library’s Wi-Fi network. Printing access is not available via the Wi-Fi network. Patrons wishing to print must save information on a flash drive or email it to themselves to print from a public computer.
Like most public access "hotspots", the library’s Wi-Fi network is not secured and therefore it is not recommended to transfer personal information using this network. Wi-Fi access is provided as a free public service on an "as is" basis with no guarantee of service.
An informational pamphlet is available at the main library or on the library’s website . For more information contact the library at 330-821-2665.