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.

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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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla you have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

Stream Music

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

Download Music

 
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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 e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

Stream Video    NEW - Comic Books for download!

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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 LibraryReads.org
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

Choose Privacy Week: Who is Watching You?

You might be surprised to learn that a lot of companies are tracking your movements online - from the websites that you visit to the... more

When?
Sun, 05/01/2016 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Book Chats

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join an informal group of book lovers to exchange titles and share reading recommendations.

When?
Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:00am
Where?
Miller Park Branch Library
Let's Speak English

Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers. No class on March... more

When?
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Choose Privacy Week: Forgot Your Password?

Remembering all your passwords is tough, especially when creating strong passwords that are harder to break. We’ll cover strategies for... more

When?
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:04pm

Throughout its history, the U.S. Treasury has changed the look of U.S. currency. In the late 1920s there was a shuffling of portraits on the $10 and $20 bill.  Andrew Jackson, who was on the $10 bill moved to the $20, ousting Grover Cleveland.  Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the U.S. Treasury, then became the new face of the $10 bill.  Now, almost 100 years later, the U.S. Treasury announced that another change is coming to the $20 bill. President Andrew Jackson will be replaced with former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.  There are several excellent reads about the history of U.S. money and an exceptional biography of the first African-American woman to be on U.S. currency. Since Harriet Tubman will likely be in almost everyone's wallet, it might be time to read more about her.  

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,...>>

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...>>

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Adult Recommendations

The Martian : a novel by Andy Weir

Engineer-botanist Mark Watney is presumed dead and left by his crew mates on Mars as a dust storm forces them to abort their mission. Logbook style narratives describe Watney's efforts to extend his life until the next scheduled mission arrives in 4 years.  Watney exemplifies the “never say die” attitude we associate with heroes but he is facing tough odds while trying to stay alive on Mars.  Part astronaut primer and deep space survival guide, The Martian is an interesting sci-fi yarn!

Dark Sparkler, by Amber Tamblyn

Poet and actress Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men; House, MD; 127 Hours) takes on the subjects of fame, death, and memory in thirty poems inspired by the lives of actresses both famous and obscure. From Brittany Murphy (“They say good things about the body. / How bold her eyes were, bigger than Hepburn’s.”) to Jayne Mansfield (“Your neck was a study of the asterisk, / the silken shape of Sanskrit, / the sucker punch of succulents.”), she turns an unflinching eye on the pressures and perils faced by women who make careers on camera. Raw, haunting, and powerful.

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

This is the time of year when I start lamenting the fact that I didn't get to go on an extravagant trip to an exotic location, leading me to find books that allow me to escape (even if just for a little bit!). Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett helped me to do just that. Bonnett visited floating islands, hidden cities, and places not recorded on maps, reminding readers that there are still uncharted territories out there. Even if you don't get to travel outside of your hometown this summer, this book is a great reminder to put down distractions and realize that there is so much more to be seen and learned in our world. 

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Recommended E-Books

College students, beginning cooks, and cooks looking to include more veggies in their diet will all find recipes to enjoy in Good and Cheap, the expanded version of Leanne Brown’s hugely popular pdf cookbook (downloaded over 900,000 times). With gorgeous color photos of each recipe, easy-to-follow directions, and handy suggestions for substitutions and adjustments, the cookbook is both inspiring and inviting, regardless of the reader’s skill level in the kitchen. Recipes like the Charred Summer Salad ensure that you’ll never have unwanted zucchini again, while suggestions for making homemade hummus, salsa, pasta sauce, and tortillas will give you a new appreciation for these pantry basics. Don't worry–Brown doesn't forget dessert either, with Peach Coffee Cake, Coconut Rice Pudding, and more.

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 choice. So in addition to finding great books, you can read or listen to them whenever you choose.

The resources below will help you find bestseller lists, book discussion guides, reviews, and literary criticisms. You can also download eBooks and eAudiobooks, chat with a librarian for book recommendations, or join an online book club!

Reader's Resources


Resource Description
Book News Page Browse books by genre, including new releases and bestsellers—or look up book reviews, lists of past and present award winners, and author interviews and biographies.
Online Book Clubs Experience a new book every Monday! Each week you can read 2–3 chapters of a new book, which will be e-mailed in 5-minute daily segments. If you like the book, you can check it out at the library.
eBooks & eAudiobooks Download eBooks and eAudiobooks from Digital Downloads - A Library Collaboration and NetLibrary/Recorded Books. Then read or listen to these books on your computer, MP3 player, PDA, or SmartPhone.
Playaway Audiobooks Playaway is the newest format of audiobook. It combines an entire book and player in one small unit, which weighs only 2 oz. and fits in your pocket. To view our selection of Playaway titles, go to our catalog, browse by Call Number, type “Play” and hit the Search button or click here.
Online Databases NoveList, Gale Literature Resource Center, and Literature Databases help readers find new books or learn more about authors and their works. Access reviews, annotations, book discussion guides, author read-a-likes, and literary criticisms.
Recommended Internet Sites Our reference librarians have assembled a list of reliable Internet sites. Browse the links under Language / Literature for book discussions, reviews, and bestseller lists.