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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

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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

Digital Media Q & A

Start the new year by learning how to get free eBooks, movies, music and more from your library. Sign-up to guarantee a time, or just... more

When?
Sun, 01/04/2015 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Downton Abbey Season 5 Premiere Party

Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Join us after hours at the library for scones, tea and the season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey on our big... more

When?
Sun, 01/04/2015 - 8:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Sunday Film Club -Movies by the Coen Brothers

Join Steve Hunt as he starts our winter film season with Blood Simple,the directorial debut of the Coen Brothers. This is a neo-noir... more

When?
Sun, 01/11/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Using Hypnosis to help with health and lifestyle goals

Hypnosis has been used throughout the years in a variety of ways for therapeutic purposes and for entertainment. The American Medical... more

When?
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:30am

Stephen Colbert.  Love him or hate him?  Either way,the Colbert Bump is a real phenomenon. I've seen it in action right here at the UAPL over the years.  The book world without “The Bump “?  Things will be un-Colbert-able for a while. It's time for a reverse toss back to Jon Stewart. Stewart has his own formidable book promotion super powers and he's been using them for years.  

En Espanol? Foreign Language Books

Written by on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:00am

Did you know about the small collection of adult fiction and non-fiction titles in foreign languages at the Tremont... Read more

Have you read the Goodreads Choice Award Winners?

Written by on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:19pm

Last week, Goodreads announced the Goodreads Choice Award winners for 2014. These awards–covering everything from Humor to Memoir... Read more

Adult Recommendations

2. A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

Taking place over the span of 24 hours, this inventive novel follows a rotating cast of raucous characters through the snowy streets of Philadelphia. The book centers around Madeline Altamari, an aspiring jazz singer who is nine years old. Left to her own devices after the sudden death of her mother nearly a year ago incapacitates her father, Madeline is smart mouthed, grieving and about to have the adventure of her lifetime on Christmas Eve Eve. 

Add Madeline's principal who has it out for her because she is her mama's daughter; her favorite teacher Miss Sarina Green, recently returned to Philly after a divorce; and the owner of the Cat's Pajamas, Lorca, who is facing the club's imminent demise along with several other colorful characters and you have a highly entertaining whirlwind of a novel with a healthy dash of magical realism rounding out the entire affair. It's a small book, and though it can easily be devoured in one sitting it will remain with the reader long after the last, powerful line. A recommended read for music lovers, prose lovers, and really just about anyone with a sense of humor and wonder.

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!

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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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