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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

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Complimentary Access: read as many articles as you like. More Info

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, 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
Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 10:30am
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 3:12pm

Last week Andrew McMillan became the first poet to win the Guardian’s book prize (worth approximately $15,000) with his debut collection, Physical, about the anxieties and tensions of modern masculinity.

While Physical is currently unavailable in the United States, four of the other books nominated for the Guardian prize are available to request now, including:

  • Diane Cook’s Man v Nature, an “absurd and funny” collection of short stories;
  • Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen, a Cain-and-Abel-esque novel of family and madness;
  • Peter Pomerantsev’s Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, a “dizzying” look into the “glittering, surreal heart” of modern Russia;
  • Sara Taylor’s The Shore, a collection of short stories spanning more than a century of mystery and family drama in a group of islands on the Chesapeake Bay.

Sci-Fi Surprises at the Library

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...Read More

Local Haunts

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

New books about old Ohio:

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Adult Recommendations

In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

Ice, the final frontier.  Long before the space race, came the race to discover the Polar Regions.  Many men led expeditions to the Arctic hoping to be the first to claim it for their country. Theories abounded as to what the explorers would find. “In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette ” by Hampton Sides briefly tells of some of these journeys  but it focuses on one of them.  The USS Jeannette, led by Commanding Office DeLong, and her crew headed north out of San Francisco in the late 1800s well-equipped to face the Arctic weather. Or so they thought. The crew experienced many life threatening conditions including having the ship frozen in ice for months, blizzards, snow-blindness, hunger, and 58 degrees below zero temperatures.  I highly recommend this book but it may be best to grab a blanket when reading about the freezing adventures of the USS Jeannette and her crew.  

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Was the British luxury ocean liner Lusitania, sunk in British waters during World War I, an inevitable casualty of war? Was there anything that could have been done to save her or her civilian passengers, which included a record number of infants and children? Had wartime rules of engagement changed?

Erik Larson’s considerable research illuminates the remarkable series of coincidences and decisions that converged to consign the Lusitania and most of her passengers and crew to a watery grave. Larson skillfully brings individual passengers, captain, crew, and military leaders to life while detailing the behind-the-scenes machinations that played such a significant role in the Lusitania’s sinking.

Whether you enjoy historical nonfiction or have shied away from reading it because of concern about dry text or an avalanche of dates, names, and places, this riveting read is for you.

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith

Old Russia meets new Russia as the ever-cynical but ever-curious Moscow police investigator Arkady Renko moves among the two cultures in this latest Martin Cruz Smith book, “Tatiana”. Despite opposition from his superiors, Arkady insists there is a link between a reporter falling to her death and a mobster shot and killed. Throughout his investigation, Arkady fights with his own department while risking his life and reputation to solve this mystery. Within this twisting plot, Smith has added a hint of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code as Arkady must de-code a key aspect to the case. In this eighth international thriller of the Arkady series, Smith has continued to create strong characters, great dialogue, and a plot that keeps the reader’s interest to the last page.


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