Featured Service - Rodman Library on Your Phone

Library AnywhereYou can take the library with you wherever you go through the use of Library Anywhere, a mobile application that lets you use the library on your smart phone or other web-capable device. Keep track of your due dates easily with this application, search Rodman Library's catalog, place holds, renew items, and more. 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. 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 app by visiting https://www.libanywhere.com/m/286.

Free Access to Online Educational Courses - Lynda.com

Lynda.comRodman Public Library is offering a new database to its patrons, Lynda.com, that allows library cardholders free access to online educational courses. This database is being provided by the State of Ohio for Ohio libraries.

Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.

“It's free to patrons, so if you have an account with us all you need is your library card number,” said Eric Taggart, Director, Rodman Public Library. “You can access Lynda.com inside or outside the library, from any device with an internet connection.”

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