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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

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

Events for Adults

The Christmas Story Through Art

Anne Peterson, a Columbus Museum of Art docent, will present biblical stories of Christmas through beautiful works of art housed at the... more

When?
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
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

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

"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis

This novel by a debut author is written in a thoughtful and very approachable style. The story is told through a series of vignettes focusing on Hattie and her eleven children and one of her grandchildren. While it is a relatively quick and easy read, it packs a big punch as the author weaves you through the years and the lives of Hattie's family. The novel is extremely compelling and I would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor or Sandra Cisneros.

"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.

"The Forgotten Garden: A Novel" by Kate Morton

The Forgotten Garden shifts back and forth through time to solve a mystery about a four year old girl Nell; abandoned and waiting alone on a dock in Australia for parents who never come. The only link to her past is a little white suitcase the child carried when she was found.

Nell embarks on an adventure and attempts to piece together the mystery surrounding her past. Her travels lead her to Blackhurst Manor, delving deep into a family's secrets and purchasing a cottage in Cornwall near the Manor. Before she can solve the mystery of her past, Nell dies but her grandaughter Cassandra takes up the quest. This is a fairytale-like novel with old houses and hidden gardens all containing secrets and surprises.

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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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