Rocky River Public Library










Reading Room


1600 Hampton Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

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Monday - Thursday:
9am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday:
9am - 6pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
(during the school year)

Staff Book Reviews

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Popular Library: Staff Reviews


Search The Reading Room to find the perfect book to match your reading tastes.

In a Basic Search, use a keyword search in a variety of search fields to meet a particular need. You can search by Author, Title, Descriptors, Time Periods, and Geographic Settings.

  • For example, if you want to find books which are British mysteries with a rural setting and a police detective, search by "mystery," "British," "rural," and "police procedural" to compile a list of books to read.

  • You can limit this search by:
    • Number of pages
    • Format (i.e. Large Print, Young Adult)
    • Publication Date
    • Reviewer

In an Advanced Search, you can select multiple descriptors (subject headings), locations, and time periods to do one search using several terms.

  • Search by combining specific Descriptors, Geographic Settings and Time Periods to create a customized list of books you may enjoy.

Your search results will display as a list of books, that when clicked on individually, will display as a detailed book review. From these book reviews, at any time, you can check a title’s availability within the library’s catalog by clicking on the iBistro button in the ISBN field link.

During a search session, readers can create printable book lists of titles they find interesting by adding titles to their “Book Bag.”