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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

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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

Let's Speak English

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

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library
Book Chats

An unique opportunity to come join an informal group of book lovers to exchange titles and share reading recommendations.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:00am
Miller Park Branch Library
Medicare for Beginners

Soon to be 65 or new to Medicare? Need some help choosing your options? Get easy to understand, unbiased information to help you make... more

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:30pm
Tremont Road - Main Library
The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! October’s selection is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Join... more

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:30pm
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

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, which became known as the Nobel Prizes.  He specifically set aside funds for “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction” to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.  Unlike other awards, this award recognizes a body of work, not a specific work.

The Swedish Academy traditionally announces each year’s award(s)—typically during the first or second week in October.  Since its inception in 1901, 107 Nobel Prizes in Literature have been awarded; in four years, prizes were shared by two authors.  No prizes were awarded in seven years—primarily during World Wars I and II.  The Swedish Academy received 259 proposals and winnowed the list to 198 nominations for the 2015 prize.  The following were written by previous Nobel Laureates in Literature:

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 7:00am

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors come from Mexico and...Read More

You CAN Take the Book Club Out of the Library!

Written by on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:18pm

Calling all readers: Are you looking to shake up your book club game? Maybe you've been wanting to join a book club but haven't taken...Read More

Adult Recommendations

Out of the Silent Planet

Dr. Ransom is a professor on a solitary walking tour of the English countryside, searching for a place to lay his head for the night. Instead, he finds himself drugged, forced onto a space ship and thrust into a cosmic journey with eternal implications.

Ransom’s two captors, each with his own malicious motives, transport him to the planet Malacandra, planning to offer him as a human sacrifice to the planet’s ruler. However, as Ransom escapes and begins to explore Malacandra on his own, he discovers that its creatures are not quite what he or the other humans had imagined. In fact, this world’s beings and their story might illuminate the story of the universe, as well as the dangers facing Ransom’s home planet, earth.

This book is excellent in its own right, and is just the first in C.S. Lewis’ Space trilogy.  If you love to read about other fictional worlds or that we are part of a much bigger story, this book might just be the summer read you’ve been looking for. 

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert

After chef Elizabeth “Lou” Johnson finds her fiancée half-naked with another woman, she tries to distract herself with cooking—only to serve the worst meal of her life to Milwaukee’s meanest food critic, Al Waters, aka A. W. Wodysky. A chance meeting brings them together in a bar that night, and—unaware of each other’s true identity—Al challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee. As Al falls in love with Milwaukee and Al and Lou begin to fall for each other, Lou’s restaurant begins a slow spiral toward failure, kicked off by Al’s review. Al will have to decide whether to reveal the truth to Lou, and Lou will have to find out if she’s strong enough to keep pursuing her dreams.

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake features delicious description of Milwaukee’s food scene and a sweet, slow-burn romance amid an entertaining cast of secondary characters, perfect for readers who love food and romance.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

I’ve always liked Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.  Set in 1920’s Paris the cast of real life characters, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are living fab lives with the Hemingways’.  Their enchanted lifestyle was easily realized on $5.00 a day; enjoying fishing trips to Spain, long weekends skiing in the Alps, and wonderful evenings of incredible storytelling while relishing exquisite food and alcohol.  Hemingway’s lyrical words paint a beautiful and romantic way of life.   

Grab a bottle of champagne, good cheese plus fresh bread and head to your favorite reading spot, enjoy!


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