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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

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 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

Winter Opera on Film

Spend a Sunday afternoon at the Opera with Christopher Purdy. We have chosen Puccini’s Turandot. Set in China and performed in... more

When?
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

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

When?
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods Market

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! This quarter’s featured book is The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon.... more

When?
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Sunday Film Club -- Movies of the Coen Brothers

Steve Hunt returns to discuss O Brother where art thou? In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden... more

When?
Sun, 02/08/2015 - 2:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:51pm

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. –James Thurber

John Kenney's Truth in Advertising won the 2014 Thurber Award for American Humor . The book is about an ad man's attempt to discover what he is “running from, and to, and why” as he struggles to create a Super Bowl commercial while dealing with his estranged father's death.  

Thurber House Evening with Authors announced their 2015 Winter/Spring Schedule 

  • March: Marisa de los Santos
  • April: Joseph Kanon

​Want to pitch the Super Bowl this year?  Here are some popular alternatives. The Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl sites have live web cams but they come with commercials too.

Unsung Heroes: The Men and Women of the US Coast Guard

Written by on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:06am

On this day in 1915, Congress merged the Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S.... Read more

The Blue Jackets Pregame Show: The Columbus Chill

Written by on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:47pm

Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever... Read more

Adult Recommendations

The Raven's Eye: A Brock and Kolla Mystery by Barry Maitland

For DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, of Scotland Yard, a tragic accidental death becomes a possible murderous death among the houseboats that line the canals around greater London.  Maitland’s interwoven themes and well constructed plot subtly pull one into the story.  Good read.

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.

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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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