media center


Welcome to the Media Center!

The Media Center 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.

Battle of the Books 2019
Congratulations to the RHS Team on taking FIRST PLACE!
This year's books in the Battle challenger were:
  1. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kelly
  2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  3. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  4. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
  5. The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  6. Mary's Monster by Lita Judge
  7. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Watch for the announcement in the fall for nominating new selections for next year's battle!

Teens' Top Ten for 2018
Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, the Teens' Top Ten is a nation-wide contest, consisting of books from the previous year nominated and voted on solely by teens. This year’s list of nominees features 25 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018.and selected by nominators who are members of teen book groups in over twenty school and public libraries around the country. Download a complete list with descriptions of all the nominees here.
Read the nominees below and take part in the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, open Aug. 15 - Oct. 13th. The ten nominees that receive the most votes will be named in the official 2019 Teens’ Top Ten!

  1. #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil.
  2. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.
  3. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody.
  4. American Panda by Gloria Chao.
  5. The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson.
  6. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian.
  7. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu.
  8. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton.
  9. Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough.
  10. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
  11. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
  12. Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson.
  13. The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram.
  14. Frat Girl by Kiley Roache.
  15. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake.
  16. Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier.
  17. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo.
  18. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.
  19. Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert.
  20. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.
  21. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.
  22. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll.
  23. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman.
  24. The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown.
  25. Wildcard by Marie Lu.

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Books & Authors

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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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Good Lists:

Award Winners:

Unique Book Lists:

Controversial Books:


Check Out eBooks and Audiobooks from Rochester Community Schools Digital Library
Borrow a variety of eBooks and audiobooks for free in the Rochester Community Schools Digital Library using the Overdrive app at Works with tablets or phones running iOS, Android, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Windows phone, and Windows and Mac desktop computers.

To access...

  1. From the web, go to
  2. Using the app, download it from Google Play for Android or from the iTunes App Store. (For other formats, go to this list of links for various formats located at the very bottom of the page).
  3. Sign in with your RCS school computer login ID and password.
  4. Download instructions on how to use the app and check out books.

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).



Finding books on your research topic
When looking for information on a very specific topic, expand your search to include books from libraries across Michigan!

  1. Search at
  2. Once you find a book you'd like, click on "Get this for me" and choose to have it delivered to the Rochester Hills Public Library for you.



Leraning Express Library
Free Test Prep
Use Learning Express Library to prepare for upcoming tests. Create a free login to save your practice sessions:
  • In the Test Prep Center, take online tuotrials and practice tests for the SAT, PSAT, and AP tests, and practice writing a college admissions essay.
  • In the School Center, access tutorials and practice in math, language arts, science, and social studies.
  • In the Career Center, explore careers in many fields, exams necessary for specific jobs, job searching and interviewing skills, and more.

Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

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?

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.

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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 (SL 21), 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.
SL 21 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.