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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.

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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

Winter Opera on Film

Spend a Sunday afternoon at the Opera with Christopher Purdy. We have chosen Puccini’s Turandot. Set in China and performed in... more

When?
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

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

When?
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 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 The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon.... more

When?
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Sunday Film Club -- Movies of the Coen Brothers

Steve Hunt returns to discuss O Brother where art thou? In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden... more

When?
Sun, 02/08/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:47pm

Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever  by David Paitson and Craig Mertz arrives  on the shelves in March 2015.  The authors claim  the team cut a path in the ice leading directly to the Blue Jackets and Sunday's NHL All Star game.

When I hear the word puck, I think of a Shakespearean character so I was surprised to discover how many all stars wore number 9.  Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Wayne Gretzky (he chose 99 because he couldn't get 9). There's even a children's book on that very subject.   I'll never hear “Revolution 9” by the Beatles in quite the same way again.

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2015 Edgar Awards Nominees

Written by on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:01pm

Shadows of Another Time: Martin Luther King Jr. and 1965

Written by on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:27am

Adult Recommendations

"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.

"The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adrianna Trigianni

​A novel about Italian immigrants and their lives in northern Italy as well as in America in the early 1900s. Enza and Ciro meet on a moonlit night in the cemetery of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Schilpario, Italy when they are just teenagers. They go their separate ways to new lives in America but they never quite leave behind their beautiful homeland. The descriptions are magically vivid and although it is a love story of sorts, it's also a powerful testimony on the strength of the human spirit and the importance of family.

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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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