Rodman Public Library is joining the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) Library Consortium. Making this move will provide our library users with access to items from 97 library systems in 49 counties across Ohio. This also means that the system that we use to check out your library materials, and that you use to search for items in our catalog, will also change.
The decision to join SEO was made in order to provide the best possible value to our patrons. This move will result in a cost savings of nearly $50,000 per year over our current catalog and resource-sharing solution. As a Rodman Public Library cardholder, you will continue to receive the same high level of service and access to materials that you have come to expect.
If you have become accustomed to using both Louisville Public Library and Rodman Public Library, you will be able to continue to do so, as Louisville Public Library is also migrating to the SEO Library Consortium.
Here are a few important dates to remember during the transition to SEO:
Nov. 5: Last day for placing holds for Louisville or Rodman items until Nov. 12. If you use the "reader's history" feature, please print this out, as this information cannot be moved to the new system.
Nov. 6-11: No holds can be placed, but items may be checked out. Staff and patrons will not have access to patron accounts, so you must bring your card to check out materials. Items returned between Nov. 2-8 will not be checked in until Nov. 12. Items returned Nov. 9 and later will be checked in following the four-day quarantine.
Nov. 12: Go live with the new system! Holds may be placed, materials may be checked out, and you will have access to your account as usual.
For more information, visit our SEO FAQ page or call 330-821-2665.