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Adult Services

About the Adult Department

The Adult Services Department is home to extensive collections of print books, as well as historical documents in our Local History Collection and the cutting-edge technology of our Innovative Items Collection. Adult Services librarians coordinate a wide variety of programming for adults, including book discussions, lectures, and craft programs. Whether you need help with a research question or a recommendation of what to read next, RHPL librarians are here to help.

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Favorite Author's Club

Sign up to be automatically placed on hold for new books by some of your favorite authors! Choose from a list of 40 popular authors, and we'll place you on hold when we order new books by your selected authors. Holds are placed in random order. Depending on publication schedules, it may take a while for you to see a hold generated by your Favorite Authors Club subscription.

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World Languages Collection

A collection of books, audiobooks, and movies in 24+ languages, located on the second floor next to the TV Series. Check out the collections available here:

Find your next read

Subscribe to timely newsletters about your favorite genres, bestsellers, and more; or sign up to be alerted when RHPL adds new items by a favorite author.

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Book Discussion Kits

Find information about the library’s book discussion groups, as well as guides and resources for running your own.

See our Book Discussion Kits

Local History

If you are curious about the history of where you live or the people who called Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township home, find information on our archives and collections as well as links to helpful community websites.

Start Researching

Buzz Reads

Check out our collection of rising popular fiction, and non-fiction, chosen just for you by our librarians.

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