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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

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New books about old Ohio:

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Thrills and Chills

Written by on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 7:48pm

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

Adult Recommendations

In the dark places: an Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson

When DCI Banks and team are investigating a theft of a tractor from a North Yorkshire village, a simple case of rural crime takes a sinister turn. Blood stains, two main suspects vanish without a trace, a stolen gun, a fatal shot, all events prove the investigation is taking on a frightening level of violence.

Robinson writes a great mystery and fans of Louise Penny, Stephen Booth, Ruth Rendell, and Charles Todd will enjoy!

Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter by Cass R. Sunstein

Great book for anyone in collaborative decision making or management situations. Understandable and actionable, this book is about groups comprised of like-minded thinkers who often amplify, rather than correct, errors in judgment. They become more polarized and adopt more extreme positions than the ones they began with. Great suggestions on how to correct “group think,” and identify vulnerabilities in existing practices.
 Anyone involved in making decisions would enjoy this book.

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power, by Paul Fischer

In this fascinating book, film producer Paul Fischer combines interviews, research, and first-hand investigation to tell the strange story of Kim Jong-Il’s kidnapping of South Korea’s leading director and his star actress ex-wife. Obsessed with film since he was a child, Kim Jong-Il used North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda to build his power within the regime, making the only movies that the isolated North Korean people were allowed to view. As Kim’s ambitions eclipsed his country’s limited filmmaking ability, he decided to recruit new talent—forcibly.

Choi Eun-Hee was South Korea’s biggest and most beloved star; Shin Sang-Ok, her director ex-husband, ran the largest film production company in South Korea. Kim kidnapped both in 1978, and after torturing Shin into compliance, the two began making films for North Korea’s captive audience. With success—their films played to packed theaters for months and won international awards—came the opportunity to escape via a chase straight out of a spy novel.

A must-read for anyone interested in the history and culture of North Korea. 


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