Adult Services

If you require any additional information in regards to Adult Services at Rochester Hills Public Library, please contact us at (248) 650-7130.

  • Adult Collections

    Adult Fiction

    General Adult Fiction.

    Adult Nonfiction

    True stories and facts.

    Audiobooks

    Books you can listen to.

    Fiction Videos (DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K)

    You know, films, movies, cinema, all types and eras.

    Nonfiction Videos (DVD, Blu-Ray)

    Check out award-winning documentaries and informational videos.

    Adventure Kits

    Everything you need for a fun experience packed into a backpack!

    Biography

    True stories of well-known lives.

    Board Games

    Click on Full Display to see a brief description, as well as the number of players, play time, and recommended ages.

    Book Discussion Kits

    Check out one bag, get multiple copies of the same book to distribute to your book club!

    Foreign Language Films (DVD, Blu-Ray)

    Also known as the World Cinema collection, Foreign Language Films are feature films from around the globe.

    Graphic Novels

    Comics and sequential art, both fiction and non-fiction. Not just for kids!

    Horror

    Traditional and new monsters, ghosts, spirits, haunts, and Evil.

    Local History

    Explore materials related to the history of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township.

    Magazines and Newspapers

    Read newspapers and the newest issue of magazines in the library; check out older magazines to take home.

    Makerspace

    Books related to the equipment in the Eureka Lab.

    Music (CD)

    Christian, Chamber Music, Classical, Concertos, Country, Folk, Holiday, Jazz, Misc., New Age, Opera, Popular, R&B/Soul, Rap, Rock, Sound Effects, Soundtracks, Symphonies, Theater, and Vocal.

    Mystery

    Whodunnits in every flavor.

    Puzzles

    Jigsaw puzzles of all sizes to check out and take home.

    Romance

    Contemporary, paranormal, suspense, historical, regency, inspirational, and western.

    Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Spaceships, alternate history, first contact, post-apocalypse; and epic fantasy, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, and retellings.

    Short Stories

    Anthologies, O. Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Short Stories.

    TV Series (DVD, Blu-Ray)

    Catch up on your favorite TV shows and miniseries.

    Video Games

    The Adult Video Game collection houses games rated M for Mature. The Teen Video Game collection houses games rated from E for Everyone to T for Teen.

    World Language

    Whether it’s your native language or you’re trying to learn more than just “hello,” check out our World Language collection to find books, CDs, and videos to entertain and educate.

  • Public Computers

    • Adult services has 47 computers available to patrons, 18 of them in the Quiet Computer Room (ages 18+) and 6 of them outside the computer room (all ages).
    • Available software - GIMP, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word)
    • Available hardware - CD/DVD drive, 3.5” floppy drive
    • Printing, photocopying, and scanning are available - black and white pages cost 10 cents per page, color pages cost 50 cents per page. (No cost for scanning.)
    • Click here to print remotely from a personal device or from home.
    • Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township whose library cards are in good standing will have priority access to our public computers. In order to ensure fair and equal access for all residents, we do require that you login with a library card number and PIN/password to use the computer. Most of the computers are available for a one-hour session. If there is no one else waiting for a computer, you can extend your session time as available. We also have 15-minute Express computers on the 2nd floor. Large flatbed printers and scanners are available to all patrons.
    • Non-residents (those who live outside of Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township) will be restricted to using one of three computers on the 2nd floor outside the Quiet Computer Room. If you are not eligible for a library card from RHPL, you can ask at the Adult Reference Desk on the 2nd floor for a guest pass. Non-residents and guest users are eligible for a 30-minute session on the three computers on the 2nd floor outside the Quiet Computer Room.
    • If you have trouble logging in to a public computer, there are many possible reasons. Restrictions are enforced for customers with an expired library card or those who owe more than $5 in fines on their library account. Computers located in the Teen area are restricted to patrons from ages 13 to 18. In addition, there are computers in the Quiet Computer Room that are for ages 18 and older. If you have registered for a library card online but have not yet shown ID to receive your physical library card, your temporary library card number will not work on the computers. Please visit the Information Desk on the 1st floor for assistance.
    • All computers users must agree to our Internet Access Policy.
  • Study Rooms

    Note: Study rooms are closed until further notice. Visit rhpl.org/covid-19 for more about our reopening and COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

    PLEASE ALLOW ONE BUSINESS DAY FOR CONFIRMATION OF YOUR RESERVATION. Do not use the form button below for same day bookings. If you need a study room today, please call the Adult Services department at 248-650-7130.

    • Specific study rooms are not guaranteed. Upon arrival at the library, you will be assigned a room appropriate for your group size.
    • Sign in at the Adult Reference Desk upon arrival to receive the room key.
    • Room is only guaranteed for the first 15 minutes of your reservation and may be assigned to another patron if you are more than 15 minutes late. If you know you are running late, please call us at (248) 650-7130.
    • The person who signs in is responsible for the condition of the room and the conduct of the people. It is expected that the room will be used for study. For-profit use of the room is not permitted.
    • Rooms left unattended for more than 15 minutes will be assumed to be vacated and any remaining personal belongings will be moved to the Adult Reference or Computer Help desks.
    • Please limit food to covered drinks and finger foods.
    • If you leave the library, please return the key. The key must remain in the library.
    • You are guaranteed use of the room for two hours per day. You may stay longer if nobody is waiting for a room. Library staff will inform you when your time in the room is ending.
    • Groups are allowed one room reservation per calendar day. Multiple reservations for the same group under different names will not be approved.
    • Do not exceed the listed capacity of the room.

    Reserve a Study Room

  • Eureka Lab

    RHPL's Eureka Lab is a makerspace for everyone. Makerspaces are where people create DIY projects, invent, and share ideas. Whether you like sewing, 3D printing, cutting materials for crafts, or need a suite of software to make your latest graphic design come to life, RHPL's Eureka Lab offers a variety of equipment to people of all ages. Eureka Lab materials and equipment are free to use during RHPL-sponsored programs. Patrons using the lab on their own are required to incur nominal material fees. An RHPL card is not required to use the Eureka Lab. The online resources and classes offered below were selected by RHPL's Eureka Lab specialist.

    Additional Info on Eureka Lab