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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

American Film Classics: 12 Angry Men

A jury of twelve men must decide the fate of a Porto Rican youth accused of murder. What begins as a seemingly cut and dried case of... more

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 2:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library
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

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

Gideon by Alex Gordon

In the tiny town of Gideon, Illinois, a witch was burned at the stake almost two hundred years ago. Now, following her father’s death, a young woman discovers that she descends from a long line of Gideon witches—and that the dark presence the town tried to destroy in 1836 is back and more dangerous than ever. Hounded by a demonic figure and threatened at every turn by Gideon’s suspicious, grudge-loving townsfolk, Lauren Reardon must unravel the mystery of her father’s past in order to save Gideon’s future—and maybe the world’s.

Tightly plotted and thoroughly imagined, Gideon is packed with unusual characters as well as some genuinely unnerving moments. Recommended for fans of Stephen King, Joe Hill, Dan Simmons, and Gillian Flynn.

1776 by David McCullough

Take a moment to sit back in your lawn chair this month and reflect about our nation’s anniversary.  Exactly 239 years ago Americans were having quite a different summer than many of us get to enjoy in 2015.  Noted historian and story-teller David McCullough takes the reader through the entire tumultuous second year of the American Revolution, arguably the most notable of the eight-year war.  Central to the book’s theme are the events of early July. On July 2, 1776, John Hancock, presiding over the delegates in Philadelphia, declared it is “…necessary to dissolve the connection between Great Britain and the American colonies…”  While the colonists rushed to celebrate the British responded quite differently.  1776 will lead you through the trials and tribulations of our newly forming nation.  1776 is a magnificent summertime read!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I loved The Ocean at the End of the Lane so much that I read it in one sitting. Returning to his childhood home for a funeral, the unnamed main character begins to recall memories he'd repressed for years. All it takes is a walk down the lane to flood the character with memories of his mysterious childhood friend, Lettie Hempstock, and the frightening but magical adventures they had. The story is thoughtful and intriguing, and encourages the reader to engage in childhood magic and fantasy. 


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