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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.

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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

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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
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, 11/30/2015 - 1:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library
Let's Speak English

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

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 1:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library
Intro to Meditation

Is preparing for the holidays giving you stress? Come to the Lane Road Library to relax with an intro to meditation course taught by an... more

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 7:00pm
Lane Road Branch Library
Art History--The Art of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

In this first session of a 3-part series, we will discuss the wonderfully imaginative paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian 16th-... more

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 1:00pm
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:56pm

Even librarians can be surprised by what’s on the shelf at the library. Earlier this week, I was passing the New Books shelves when a title caught my eye—Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Mercy, the third book in a series that began with the Hugo and Nebula-winning Ancillary Justice. It continues the adventures of the mysterious and vengeful Breq: soldier, ship, rebel, and—in the most recent book of the series—captain. I’m planning to read it on my flight to Albuquerque this weekend (home, incidentally, of the alternate-history author S. M. Stirling, whose most recent novel is also on our new book shelves).

Ancillary Mercy isn’t the only follow-up to a highly regarded debut on our shelves—the hotly anticipated The Invasion of the Tearling continues the story of novice ruler Kelsea Glynn, whose attempts to right the wrongs of her country’s past have put her on a collision course with a powerful and dangerous enemy.

Sound good? That’s just a fraction of the amazing books waiting for you at the library.  Rather browse from home? You can find ebook versions of all the titles in this post (and many more!) in our digital downloads collection.

Local Haunts

Written by on Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:34am

New books about old Ohio:

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Thrills and Chills

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Halloween is upon is! When it comes to scary reads, you might think of such spooky...Read More

Adult Recommendations

How to Cook Without a Book

How to Cook Without a Book is literally changing my life.

Recipes are wonderful, but for years I have been awed by people who can meal-plan and cook from memory without spending hours poring over cookbooks. Most of the time, I don’t trust myself to properly make a pancake, much less prepare a roast, without slavishly finding and following a recipe. I have longed to gain the mysterious knowledge of ingredients and cooking techniques that seem to come so naturally to others.

In How to Cook Without a Book, Pam Anderson provides the answers I’ve been looking for. She equips her readers to cook everything from soups to sautés from heart. She teaches them how to keep a well-stocked fridge and pantry, and even provides memory rhymes that capture the central steps of each cooking technique.

I highly recommend this book to anyone longing for the freedom to cook from the heart instead of from a book. 

The Little Free Library Book by Margret Aldrich

In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library in his front yard as a tribute to his mother, a schoolteacher. It was a small, weatherproof box in the shape of a one-room schoolhouse with a simple message: “Take a book, return a book.” Inspired by the positive response of his neighbors, Bol built more libraries, and a grassroots literary movement was born. As of 2015, an estimated 25,000 Little Free Libraries are in operation across the globe—in small towns without a public library and busy cities; in refugee camps and police stations; front yards and local parks. (Locally, Upper Arlington is home to four Little Free Libraries, while nearby Clintonville is home to six.) The Little Free Library Book tells the story of the movement’s beginning and showcases the libraries—and stories—of dozens of library stewards. The book also includes helpful tips and information for those interested in starting their own library.

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. 


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