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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

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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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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 Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! This quarter’s featured book is Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler... more

When?
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
The Art of Vilhelm Hammershoi

Explore the paintings of Vilhelm Hammershoi, a Danish artist who produced some of the most lovely and haunting works to come out of the... more

When?
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 10/04/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive

When?
Sat, 10/04/2014 (All day)
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:30am

I'm a visual anthropologist.  I didn't know it until I discovered Retronaut:The Photographic Time Machine book and website.  The subject heading for Retronaut is visual anthropology. I love it. A guilt-free way to spend more time finding funny cat photos!

True photographic time travelers shouldn't miss the UA Archives.

Related: two bonus retrofitted reads

Fall Guys

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:25am

Leaves aren't the only things to hit the ground every fall.  Football season is here. You can decide for yourself...Read more

Summer In A Jar

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:15pm

Sustainable summer?  We can dream.

...Read more

Adult Recommendations

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

If Tara French and Gillian Flynn went on vacation in England together to an amusement park (think English Jersey Shore) this would surely be the outcome. Two women who haven't seen each other since they committed a heinous crime together as children cross paths as adults when one, now a reporter, visits the other, an amusement park employee, to investigate the brutal murders that take place in the vacation town. If you're anything like me, you'll most likely peg the killer within the first third of the book, but be warned that things are definitely not what they seem.  A perfect beach read for those in denial about the recent wintry weather or an equally creepy Halloween appropriate thriller. 

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

This beautiful and absorbing book follows the life of a bravely determined young woman, Malala, living in the Swat Valley along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Malala publicly supported female education which was a strong defiant act toward the local Taliban.  With poise, strength, and courage Malala gives us a first person account of what it is like to live in current Pakistani society.  Her detailed narrative of being shot by the Taliban along with her miraculous recovery is truly moving.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

As snow falls on Columbus today one might be contemplating an engrossing long winter’s read?  Donna Tartt’s first book in ten years, The Goldfinch weighs in at nearly 800 pages, but don’t be daunted.  The writing is lovely and deep as a snowdrift.  Just plow right in.

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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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