Rhome Public Library

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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 501(c)(3) association operated by a Board of Directors. As a non-profit library, the library depends on 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

Mike Van Meter
Pam Kemp
Lynda Green, Treasurer
Lisa Obermeier, Secretary
Kelli Smith, Vice President
Rose Van Meter, President

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. 

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)
  • Computer Access and Wifi (free)
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Staff must fax and copy all materials and patron confidentiality and privacy will be maintained.


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.