Rhome Public Library

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Information

The Rhome Public Library is located in Rhome, Texas. The Rhome Public Library provides free services to all in the surrounding area.

What We Are:

The Rhome Public Library (RPL) is a non-profit association operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A volunteer Board of Directors directs the daily operations as well as seeks funding through donations and grants.

The Rhome Public Library, the first library in Wise County, opened in December 1960 by sixteen ladies. As a cherished source of community pride, the library exists as a labor of love staffed by community volunteers. Located in the City of Rhome, the library also serves the Southwest corner of Wise County, which is a part of the large Northwest ISD. 

Directors and Officers

Lisa Obermeier, President 
Lynda Green, Vice President
Pam Kemp, Secretary
Mike Van Meter, Treasurer
Rose Van Meter, Library Manager

What We Offer

The library holds approximately 10,000 materials, including books, audiobooks, movies, eBooks and eAudiobooks. Wise County residents and students of Northwest ISD receive free membership cards. The library provides an online catalog accessed from any internet service. Programs and events for all ages are scheduled throughout the year. Please click the tabs above or dates on the calendar for more program information.

Other Services

  • Free online databases for library patrons. If you're logged into our catalog, you're automatically logged in to access the databases.
  • Fax Machine ($0.50 per page to send, no receiving)
  • Copier ($0.20 per page single, $0.50 color)
  • Staff must fax and copy all materials and patron confidentiality and privacy will be maintained.
  • Computer Access and Wifi (free)
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Online Catalog 

You may search the Library catalog; Title / Author  / Keyword searching without a membership card. (Click link at top of page)

A member card provides you with login privileges to use all the features of our RPL Catalog. You may renew and/or reserve books from home on the internet. Also use the link to TexShare, with its 60 databases, to do searching of online information in many subject areas, such as medicine, business, genealogy, K-12 research papers and projects, Literature - both actual book texts (ebooks and eaudiobooks) and analysis of literary works of prose, poetry, etc. ExpressLearning and other databases are available. Please contact the library for a library card and login for those who wish to use these resources.

WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

The Copyright Law of 1976 (United States Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction [including that made by electronic transmission of reserve material] for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.