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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

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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

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

Events for Adults

Let's Speak English

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

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When?
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! This quarter’s featured book is Everything I Never Told You by... more

When?
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 12/13/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 12/13/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:52pm

Does this weather have you wishing for a warm fire and a good book? Curl up with some heroes and heroines in these wintry romances:

In The Longest Night, Marine Captain Cecily Knight has retreated to the Canadian wilderness to live simply – away from the crowds that trigger horrific memories of her time as a prisoner of war. But when an old friend calls in a favor, she's forced to share her solitude with Ian Fairchild, an urbanite lawyer struggling with secrets of his own. Together, they find old wounds healing–and the possibility of love.

In How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, Mo Wenstein moves to Alaska expecting snow and small-town hospitality; what she gets is a naked man on her porch. A naked werewolf, to be specific: Cooper Graham, the very grumpy leader of the local pack. Hijinks ensue as Mo navigates the local dating scene and Cooper tracks down a killer who might be a werewolf himself.

In Unlawful Contact (the third book in Pamela Clare's I-Team series), reporter Sophie Alton is investigating the mistreatment of pregnant women in prison when convict Marc Hunter takes her hostage. Desperate to find his missing sister, kidnapping Sophie is a last resort for Marc – an honorable man driven to extreme measures. With the life of a young woman at stake and corrupt officials determined to take down both Marc and Sophie, the pair are in a race against time – and their own unruly hearts.

PS: Don't feel like braving the ice and snow? The Longest Night, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, and Unlawful Contact are all available for download as ebooks! You can enjoy a great read without having to leave the house.

National Book Award Winners

Written by on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:46pm

The National Book Awards are the Oscars of the reading world. ...Read more

Holiday Rush?

Written by on Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:26am

The frost is barely off the pumpkin and already Jack Frost is nipping at my nose!  I can't believe I'm doing...Read more

Adult Recommendations

The Distance

At the intermission of a London opera performance, elegant socialite Charlotte Alton makes eye contact with a mysterious man who hands her a battered Christmas ornament before disappearing. It’s a message for Karla, an underworld fixer who can make information disappear—Charlotte Alton’s powerful and amoral alter ego. The invitation to meet is Charlotte’s first step onto a dark path that will bring together old enemies and new in a twisty puzzle-box of a thriller exploring intersections between the worlds of crime, intelligence gathering, police work, and high society. Elegantly written and tightly plotted, every detail matters in this dark and gripping debut.

Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus

Take a set back into retro Columbus with the book Kahiki Supper Club by David Meyers.

The Kahiki, a South Seas themed restaurant, was located in Columbus on East Broad Street. The restaurant was easy to identify since it was shaped like a Polynesian fighting boat, with giant flaming Mo’ai heads outside the main doors.  Entering you walked into a faux South Pacific village with tropical rainforest, totally exotic.  The best was ordering up the “Mystery Drink” which came in a bowl with a smoking volcano and served by the “Mystery Girl” who danced the drink to your table after being summoned by a giant gong, fun!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Nothing says summer more than a private island, lazy days, and traumatic amnesia. 17 year-old Cadence Sinclair Easton returns to the Sinclair family island after a two-year hiatus, two years in which she was afflicted by debilitating migraines and fragmented memories of an event that happened in the summer of her fifteenth year. The Liars - Cady, her two older cousins, and family friend, Gat – spend the summer piecing together the parts of “Summer 15” that Cady has been missing. What she (and the reader) finds when all the pieces come together is a shocking answer to the mystery and an ending that is as unforgettable for us as it was repellent for her. With luscious storytelling and a poetic sense of memory, Were We Liars will leave you clamoring for the answer from start to finish.

Who is the liar here after all?

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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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