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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

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Complimentary Access: read as many articles as you like. More Info

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

Let's Speak English

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

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 1:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library
Let's Speak English

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

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 1:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library
Intro to Meditation

Is preparing for the holidays giving you stress? Come to the Lane Road Library to relax with an intro to meditation course taught by an... more

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 7:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library
Art History--The Art of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

In this first session of a 3-part series, we will discuss the wonderfully imaginative paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian 16th-... more

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 1:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:56pm

Even librarians can be surprised by what’s on the shelf at the library. Earlier this week, I was passing the New Books shelves when a title caught my eye—Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Mercy, the third book in a series that began with the Hugo and Nebula-winning Ancillary Justice. It continues the adventures of the mysterious and vengeful Breq: soldier, ship, rebel, and—in the most recent book of the series—captain. I’m planning to read it on my flight to Albuquerque this weekend (home, incidentally, of the alternate-history author S. M. Stirling, whose most recent novel is also on our new book shelves).

Ancillary Mercy isn’t the only follow-up to a highly regarded debut on our shelves—the hotly anticipated The Invasion of the Tearling continues the story of novice ruler Kelsea Glynn, whose attempts to right the wrongs of her country’s past have put her on a collision course with a powerful and dangerous enemy.

Sound good? That’s just a fraction of the amazing books waiting for you at the library.  Rather browse from home? You can find ebook versions of all the titles in this post (and many more!) in our digital downloads collection.

Local Haunts

Written by on Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:34am

New books about old Ohio:

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Thrills and Chills

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Halloween is upon is! When it comes to scary reads, you might think of such spooky...Read More

Adult Recommendations

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.

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.


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