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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.

Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.

Learn more about Digital Downloads | About our Advantage Collection

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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

Reading magazines just got easier! Download the new Zinio for Libraries app [iTunes Store | Google Play].

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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
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

Stage Your Home for Sale

Real estate professional Rachel Kayla will discuss tips and strategies to prepare your home and stage it for quick sale. Taking some... more

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library
Art History: Heinrich Schliemann and "Priam's Treasure"

Schliemann was a pioneer in the field of archaeology and excavated some of the most important sites in the Western world, including... more

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 1:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Film Classics: Inherit the Wind

Join Steve Hunt as he presents and leads a discussion on “Inherit the Wind”, a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial.... more

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 2:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

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

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 1:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:52am

What's that chill in the air?  They're here. Ghost stories are beginning to materialize.

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  • In Slade House by David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas,the entrance to a mysterious house appears every nine years at Halloween time. The blurb by author Anthony Doerr (who just visited UAPL) calls it “… a Dracula for the new millennium, a Hansel and Gretel for grownups, a reminder of how much fun fiction can be.”
  • Ghostly:A Collection of Ghost Stories Introduced and Illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger is a gathering of classic tales by the likes of Poe and Gaiman, along with artwork and an orignal story by the author of The Time Traveler's Wife 
  • The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  This short story is scheduled for release in November as a standalone hardcover.  The Grownup, originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in the anthology Rogues by George R.R. Martin

Back on the Bookcase

Written by on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 7:12am

The first Monday in October. The Supreme Court is back on the bookcase with great choices for SCOTUS watchers...Read More

2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

Written by on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:00am

In 1895, Alfred Nobel specified that upon his death most of his wealth would fund a series of awards,...Read More

Adult Recommendations

Secret History of Wonder Woman

Jill Lepore writes a story rich in historical detection about the most popular female superhero of all time while revealing a fascinating family story and history of twentieth-century feminism.

Wonder Woman was created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston.  Marston's life was greatly influenced by early suffragists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, and including Olive Byrne and Margaret Sanger.  Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for “Family Circle “celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity.  Marston’s other claim to fame —-he invented the lie detector test.


Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Annie Hewitt is out of options. She returns to her mother’s cottage on Maine’s Peregrine Island with a mountain of debt, no real job prospects, and only her amazing puppet skills to sustain her. Going into a harsh winter, both her future and the landscape look bleak.

The forbidding house at the top of the hill houses a man who traumatized her as a teen, a friend in need, and a little girl who has lost her voice among the waves. In this modern Gothic, Annie’s time on the island will be marked with mystery, romance, thrills, love, and the sense of belonging she has always wanted – from the people she thought least likely to provide it.

Contributor: Stephanie

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.


Reader Zone

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