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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.  Learn more about Digital Downloads
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Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla, patrons now have access to thousands of titles in video, music, and audiobook formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Learn more about Hoopla, check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

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Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.

Book A Librarian

Connect with Your Librarians

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Join our Adult Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.

Books Librarians Love

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LibraryReads is a monthly Top 10 list of books chosen by librarians all over the country. You can see the current and past lists at LibraryReads.org
In addition, our librarian Bonnie stocks a Goodreads shelf with those titles for your convenience.

Adult Guides

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Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Events for Adults

We Are Family Film Series: On Golden Pond

Linda Taylor concludes our film series focusing on family relationships with a showing of On Golden Pond. An elderly couple make their... more

When?
Sun, 04/26/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers.

When?
Mon, 04/27/2015 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Privacy Week - Simple to Advanced Privacy DIY

May 2nd marks the launch of “Choose Privacy Week.” Come learn how to protect yourself online. At 10:00 a.m.... more

When?
Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:00am
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers.

When?
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library

Check our lists of   ►​  New Books        ►​  New Audiobooks

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 2:54pm

The American Library Association announced the shortlist for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The winners will be announced on June 27.  

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, were established in 2012, and recognize the best of the best in fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers 'published in the U.S. the previous year. The awards serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers. Nancy Pearl, librarian, literature expert, NPR commentator, and best-selling author of “Booklust” serves as chair of the awards’ selection committee

Fiction: 

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Related:     

  • Past Andrew Carnegie Medal winners for fiction:  2012 , 2013, & 2014          
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal winners for non-fiction:   2012 2013 & 2014  

Tudor Style: Wolf Hall

Written by on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 5:40pm

The Tip-Off: New Books

Written by on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:58pm

Adult Recommendations

City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Shara Divani is a spy with a job: find out who killed her protégé, Professor Efram Pangyui, and why. Her suspect pool encompasses the entire city of Bulikov, once the heart of a vast empire guarded by six omnipotent gods, and now a defeated and occupied city seething with resentful citizens and endless plots. With only a week before she’s recalled, Divani must rely on her terrifying “secretary” Sigurd and a cast of colorful supporting characters in order to discover the truth about what happened to Pangyui—and whether the gods of Bulikov are quite as dead as they seem.

Vividly imagined and skillfully executed, City of Stairs will appeal to readers of Tom Rob Smith and N.K. Jemisin alike.

Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden

The hellstrip—the space between a street and a public sidewalk which finally gains attention as a space to add curb appeal to your home.  This oft-ignored gardening space can be reclaimed as a small paradise with environmentally friendly plants that thrive in tough situations and with limited water needs. 

Gorgeous color photographs of hellstrip gardens offer inspiration and visual guidance to tackle this new gardening frontier.

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, by Brigid Schulte

Americans spend more time working, more time parenting their children, and less time on vacation than the citizens of any other country on the planet—leading to widespread experience of “the overwhelm,” journalist Brigid Schulte’s term for the feeling of being constantly busy and dissatisfied with life. Her search for the underlying causes of America’s great stress-out takes her from the labs of time researchers scrutinizing time diaries in search of “time confetti” to the trapezes of the “Mice at Play,” a group of women who’ve deliberately made time for play in their lives. Her insights into why we’re feeling busier—and lousier—than ever, and how we can reclaim time for meaningful work, closer families, and greater joy, will provoke discussion and laughs of commiseration.

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How About A Great Read?

We offer lots of ways to connect our readers with just the right books.

Our collections in this section make it easy for readers to not only identify books that fit their reading interest, but to also download titles at no charge to a media of their... Read more

Adult Services: About Us

Adult Services: (614) 486-9621
Manager: Vita Marinello


The Adult Services Department provides a broad collection of circulating materials in order to meet the needs and interests of adult library users. Browse the latest mystery, fiction, and non-fiction titles in print or audio book format.
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