Library Media Center
Mission: To foster a community of learning and literacy that leads to high academic achievement, collaboration, critical thinking, and independent reading.
The RCS High School library is open to students the entire school day except periods, 5, 7, and 8. With permission from their teachers, students must sign up from their study halls. The library is a member of the Capital Region BOCES School Library System, and, through interlibrary loans, can obtain materials from other school libraries.
Books may be borrowed for four weeks. The library does not charge overdue fines but requests replacement payment for lost or unreturned materials. Photocopying and computer printing are free. One copy per student, please.
These databases may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. To obtain passwords, please click here. You must be logged in to your Google Account.
Britannica Academic – Search articles, academic resources, and more.
Britannica High School – Meeting reference needs for high school students.
epointplus – Offers digital bookshelves of nonfiction titles.
Gale Cengage Learning – Search magazines, newspapers, and more.
Lightbox – 189 interactive ebooks.
Newsbank – Provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.
NoodleTools – Comprehensive and accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully integrated note-taking.
Rosen Learning Center – Interactive ebook collection.
Sora – Extensive collection of digital audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, and comic books for student reading.
Soundzabound -- Royalty-free music library for schools.
TeachingBooks— Provides engaging author programs and book resources.
To access databases from home, click here.
How to cite properly
BibMe: The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills.
Citation Machine: Creates MLA, APA, and other citations that may be cut and pasted into documents.
EasyBib: Citation made simple.
NoodleTools: Comprehensive and accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully integrated note-taking.
Finding a Book: Library Catalog