library logoThe Library is available throughout the day for classes and for students to work independently or as a group. It's both a casual environment to spend time and a quiet environment for studying and reading. Students may come to hang out in the reading area, spread out when needing table space, or sit at a computer to use for schoolwork.


Teens' Top Ten for 2016
Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, the Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list of books nominated and voted on solely by teens. Find one you're interested in? Check it out from the Library!

The Top Ten Winners:

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker.
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough.
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone.
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu.
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
  9. When by Victoria Laurie.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten.

The Other Nominees:

  • Black, Holly. The Darkest Part of the Forest.
  • Boecker, Virginia. The Witch Hunter.
  • Brockenbrough, Martha. The Game of Love and Death.
  • Childs, Tera Lynn, and Tracy Deebs. Powerless.
  • Cornwell, Betsy. Mechanica.
  • Dinnison, Kris. You and Me and Him.
  • Doktorski, Jennifer Salvato. The Summer After You & Me.
  • Doller, Trish. The Devil You Know.
  • Heltzel, Anne. Charlie, Presumed Dead.
  • Nielsen, Jennifer. A. Mark of the Thief.
  • Priest, Cherie. Illustrated by Kali Ciesemier. I Am Princess X.
  • Schmidt, Tiffany. Hold Me Like a Breath.
  • Schreiber, Joe. Con Academy.
  • Sedgwick, Marcus. The Ghosts of Heaven.
  • Simmons, Kristen. The Glass Arrow.
  • Stone, Tamara Ireland. Every Last Word.
  • Stohl, Margaret. Black Widow Forever Red.
  • Westerfeld, Scott, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti. Zeroes.

The Mission of the Library:

To encourage and advance student learning with services and resources that support the Rochester High School instructional curriculum and the needs of the RHS community.

The Goals of the Library:
1.  To offer instructional services that encourage students to:
     a.) Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
     b.) Draw conclusions and apply knowledge to new situations.
     c.) Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of society.
     d.) Pursue personal growth.
2.  To provide a collection of resources, materials, and equipment which supports the curriculum and meets varying levels of educational need.
3.  To provide professional support to faculty in planning, designing, and delivering instruction.
4.  To promote personal reading and assist with strategies for effective informational reading.
5.  To assist with learning and creating new information using various technologies.
6.  To serve as a welcoming place for students and staff.

Look Up Your Favorite Book

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Check Out the Teen Book Finder App!  
Created by the Young Adult Library Services Association, this free app allows you to look up books by author, title, year, genre, and award - including those on the Teens' Top Ten booklists!

Download from the iTunes store or from Google Play.

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Check Out eBooks and Audiobooks
Borrow a variety of eBooks and audiobooks for free in the Rochester Community Schools Digital Library using the Overdrive app. Works with iOS, Android, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Windows phone, and Windows and Mac desktop computers.
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  1. Download the app for Overdrive: To read and listen to books from a tablet or phone, search for "Overdrive" in Google Play for Android or the iTunes App Store. To use an eBook reader, computer or laptop, or an mp3 player, click here for complete app information.
  2. Sign in using your RCS school computer login ID and password.

eBooks from Rochester Hills Public Library
Don't see the book you want or it's currently checked out? Take a look at the selection of Overdrive eBooks available in the Rochester Hills Public Library eBooks collection at Sign in with your public library card number (located on your student ID).

Access instructions here on checking out eBooks and how to read them on different devices.

Test Prep - Free Online Resource
Use Learning Express Library to prepare for upcoming tests. Create a free login and find practice tests of all kinds:


  • In the College Prep Center, practice the SAT & PSAT, AP tests, and get help with writing a college admissions essay.
  • In the School Center, access tutorials and practice in math, reading, science, social studies, statistics, trig, vocabulary, and writing.
  • In the Career Center, explore careers in many fields, learn about exams necessary for specific jobs, read how to improve your job search and interviewing skills, and more.

Provided by Michigan eLibrary.



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Read 25!
The College Board recommends that students read 25 books a year to increase their academic ability. 

The benefits?

  • Improve your vocabulary!
  • Broaden your knowledge base!
  • Experience different genres!
  • Improve your reading skill!

What should you read?

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Biographies
  • History
  • Informational Articles

Looking for suggestions?

There's a Genre for Everybody!
Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Glam Romance, Intrigue and Espionage... flip through the flashcards below to read about the many, many genres that exist! For printables, download our Fiction Genres brochure and our Fiction Sub-Genres four-page listing!

Suggest a Book for the Library!

Finding a Book You'll Like:


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Rochester High School Library has earned Qualified status for SL 21!
To earn recognition for meeting the measurement benchmarks for Michigan School Libraries for 21st Century Schools (SL21), a school library must demonstrate competence in the areas of Teaching for 21st Century Learning, Building the 21st Century Learning Environment, and Leading the Way to 21st Century Learning. SL21 is a voluntary management standards program with benchmarks in the areas of instruction, student achievement, technology, facility, staffing, budget, instructional materials, curriculum development, school improvement, community engagement, advocacy and additional applicable areas of instruction and engagement in the educational community.