For Readers

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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

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

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

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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

The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! June’s featured book is Making Nice by Matt Sumell. Join Adult... more

When?
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
An Introduction to Writing Fiction

Have you been wanting to write a novel or short story? Join author Ryan Wiley for an introduction to writing fiction that will cover... more

When?
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Summer Astronomy Series

Join us at the Lane Road Library for our Summer Astronomy Series. Staff members from The Ohio State University’s Department of... more

When?
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:30pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Portrait of an Artist: Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte: Although his name is not as widely known as Monet and Degas, Gustave Caillebotte was a pivotal figure in the... more

When?
Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:17am

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Look, up in the sky. It's a bird …It's a plane…It's Superman! 

It's you making your escape.  Consider packing these in your bag:

Super Summer starts now!  Sign up for the UAPL Summer Library Club 

May is for Mayhem: The Edgars

Written by on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:15am

Every MayThe Mystery Writers of America  award... Read More

A Man Before His Time: Orson Welles

Written by on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:57am

If you want a happy ending,that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. –Orson Welles

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Adult Recommendations

City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Shara Divani is a spy with a job: find out who killed her protégé, Professor Efram Pangyui, and why. Her suspect pool encompasses the entire city of Bulikov, once the heart of a vast empire guarded by six omnipotent gods, and now a defeated and occupied city seething with resentful citizens and endless plots. With only a week before she’s recalled, Divani must rely on her terrifying “secretary” Sigurd and a cast of colorful supporting characters in order to discover the truth about what happened to Pangyui—and whether the gods of Bulikov are quite as dead as they seem.

Vividly imagined and skillfully executed, City of Stairs will appeal to readers of Tom Rob Smith and N.K. Jemisin alike.

Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden

The hellstrip—the space between a street and a public sidewalk which finally gains attention as a space to add curb appeal to your home.  This oft-ignored gardening space can be reclaimed as a small paradise with environmentally friendly plants that thrive in tough situations and with limited water needs. 

Gorgeous color photographs of hellstrip gardens offer inspiration and visual guidance to tackle this new gardening frontier.

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, by Brigid Schulte

Americans spend more time working, more time parenting their children, and less time on vacation than the citizens of any other country on the planet—leading to widespread experience of “the overwhelm,” journalist Brigid Schulte’s term for the feeling of being constantly busy and dissatisfied with life. Her search for the underlying causes of America’s great stress-out takes her from the labs of time researchers scrutinizing time diaries in search of “time confetti” to the trapezes of the “Mice at Play,” a group of women who’ve deliberately made time for play in their lives. Her insights into why we’re feeling busier—and lousier—than ever, and how we can reclaim time for meaningful work, closer families, and greater joy, will provoke discussion and laughs of commiseration.

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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

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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