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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.

Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.

Learn more about Digital Downloads | About our Advantage Collection

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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

Stage Your Home for Sale

Real estate professional Rachel Kayla will discuss tips and strategies to prepare your home and stage it for quick sale. Taking some... more

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library
Art History: Heinrich Schliemann and "Priam's Treasure"

Schliemann was a pioneer in the field of archaeology and excavated some of the most important sites in the Western world, including... more

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 1:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library
American Film Classics: Inherit the Wind

Join Steve Hunt as he presents and leads a discussion on “Inherit the Wind”, a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial.... more

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 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, 10/19/2015 - 1:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:52am

What's that chill in the air?  They're here. Ghost stories are beginning to materialize.

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  • In Slade House by David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas,the entrance to a mysterious house appears every nine years at Halloween time. The blurb by author Anthony Doerr (who just visited UAPL) calls it “… a Dracula for the new millennium, a Hansel and Gretel for grownups, a reminder of how much fun fiction can be.”
  • Ghostly:A Collection of Ghost Stories Introduced and Illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger is a gathering of classic tales by the likes of Poe and Gaiman, along with artwork and an orignal story by the author of The Time Traveler's Wife 
  • The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  This short story is scheduled for release in November as a standalone hardcover.  The Grownup, originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in the anthology Rogues by George R.R. Martin

Back on the Bookcase

Written by on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 7:12am

The first Monday in October. The Supreme Court is back on the bookcase with great choices for SCOTUS watchers...Read More

2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

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,...Read More

Adult Recommendations

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year

What if the mistakes you made at work were life and death? What if forgetting a step didn't mean a customer might get his mocha without espresso but that his brain might begin filling with blood? What if a clumsy moment could mean injecting yourself with a deadly virus?

These are exactly the kinds of scenarios that Dr. Matt McCarthy faces during his first year as a medical intern. In his humorous and transparent memoir of the experience, Dr. McCarthy keeps his readers on the edge of their seats, alternately prompting them to laugh, to cry, and to ponder the deep questions of life.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to become a doctor, or if you just love a fast-paced, thought-provoking story, this is a book you should read. 

Romantic Outlaws: the Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley never knew each other.  Mary W. died giving birth to her daughter Mary Shelley.  Yet both women similarly defied convention, both became famous writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible authors; both were single mothers and had children out of wedlock; both broke out of the rigid conventions of their era and lived in exile; and both played important roles in the Romantic era during which they lived.

Gordon’s book examines each in alternating chapters of the two women's lives.  This might sound confusing to the reader but it is not.  She presents the facts of each woman's life in a fascinating way that feels as if this biography is a novelization.  Highly readable, highly recommended.

Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour & Butter by Kate Lebo

A little afraid of baking pies, rolling out a crust makes you panicky, then let Pie School dissolve your fears.

The step by step instructions are well written and will aspire anyone to be a pie baker.  Great photos with easy instructions, the recipes are grouped seasonally and according to fruit type.  Time-honored classics plus delicious variations are included and with all of the skills/techniques you need in order to make a great pie.

It is berry time in Ohio, let’s roll out a pie!


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