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.

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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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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: Cryptoparty!

Let’s work together to install encryption programs for greater privacy! If you bring in a functional laptop or smartphone and,... more

When?
Sat, 05/07/2016 - 10:00am
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Older Adult Resource Help Desk

Do you have questions about Medicare plans? Are you wondering what resources are available in Upper Arlington to help you or a family... more

When?
Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Library Finance Committee

Meeting of the Finance Committee of the Library’s Board of Trustees.

When?
Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main 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, 05/11/2016 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch 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.  

Gardens Galore!

Written by on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:13am

Gardeners will be the first to say it’s never too early to think (or dream) about getting back into their gardens. One favorite winter...>>

The Gold Rush

Written by on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 12:54pm

There’s GOLD in them thar Hills”!  That was the cry in January 1948 when gold...>>

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Adult Recommendations

Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell

In London, England 1855 social and political upheaval abound.  Local pubs and churches, once thought of as safe havens, are threatened with murder and mayhem. High-ranking officials in the British Government aren't even safe; a handful have been killed in their own homes. There have even been several failed assassination attempts on Queen Victoria.  An anarchist gang or individual is creatively and brutally killing people causing chaos throughout London.  These vivid depictions of Victorian England are in David Morrell’s captivating latest mystery, “Inspector of the Dead.” The opium-eater, Thomas De Quincey, his daughter, and a couple of newly assigned detectives return to solve the mystery in Morrell’s second book in this series. They attempt to protect Queen Victoria from any future assassination attempts and find who is causing chaos throughout London before England’s government completely collapses. As the evidence mounts, try to solve the mystery before the detectives piece together the clues!

Liar, Temptress, Solider, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Many books give testament to men’s bravery and sacrifice during the Civil War. In this book, the stories of four courageous women who dared to act upon their beliefs and become spies are detailed. A wealthy abolitionist in Richmond, Virginia, Elizabeth Van Lew, took considerable risks to operate a successful spy ring for the North, penetrating the Confederate White House. Knowing the possible consequences of her actions yet driven to fight for the Union, Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man and joined the Army of the Potomac. Rose O’Neale Greenhow, a widow living in Washington, used her feminine wiles to seduce Northern politicians into disclosing information she then sent to Southern generals via her young daughter. Brash Belle Boyd, too, used her feminine charms to seduce men on both sides of the war, serving as a courier and spy for the Confederate Army.

Abbott’s extensive research and storytelling ability combine to ensure a captivating glimpse of this little-known part of the Civil War.

American Craftsmen, Tom Doyle

American Craftsmen is what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined Seal Team Six. Magic workers have operated in America since its founding, sworn to protect and defend the United States as part of secret military units. Army Captain Dale Morton is one of these elite soldier-magicians—until a Persian sorcerer curses him to madness. Now, convinced that an evil from his family’s past has corrupted the highest echelons of military magic, he must hunt down the traitors that placed him in harm’s way—while protecting the innocent woman he loves and avoiding a fellow Craftsman with a family axe to grind. Fast-paced and engrossing, American Craftsmen will appeal to readers of military thrillers and urban fantasy alike.

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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.