For Readers

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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

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
The Reading Cafe at Whole Foods

Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! October’s selection is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Join... more

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:30pm
Tremont Road - Main 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

Delicious! By Ruth Reichl

Billie Breslin has an incredible gift. She can identify any flavor, no matter how subtle, with just one taste. Follow Billie as she moves to New York City to pursue a career in food journalism at the well known Delicous! Magazine. Away from her family and feeling out of place in a new city, Billie learns to find total comfort in her eclectic coworkers. 

I love reading. I love food. I especially love reading about food. Delicious! is a fun read and is filled with so many twists I never expected. It's a story with a rich history, intriguing characters, and I guarantee your mouth will water more than once.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondō

Your home should only contain things that bring you joy. Everything else—well-intentioned but unused gifts, uncomfortable clothes, old records, back issues of magazines that you intend to read “someday”—should be thanked for its contribution to your life and sent on to its next destination. That’s the philosophy of Japanese professional organizer Marie Kondō, and judging by her three-month waiting list, her clients agree. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and been translated into almost a dozen languages. Written in an approachable, positive style, this little book will make a big impact on the way you think about your possessions.

City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Shara Divani is a spy with a job: find out who killed her protégé, Professor Efram Pangyui, and why. Her suspect pool encompasses the entire city of Bulikov, once the heart of a vast empire guarded by six omnipotent gods, and now a defeated and occupied city seething with resentful citizens and endless plots. With only a week before she’s recalled, Divani must rely on her terrifying “secretary” Sigurd and a cast of colorful supporting characters in order to discover the truth about what happened to Pangyui—and whether the gods of Bulikov are quite as dead as they seem.

Vividly imagined and skillfully executed, City of Stairs will appeal to readers of Tom Rob Smith and N.K. Jemisin alike.


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