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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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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

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
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

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 Historical Christmas Mysteries

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Mystery and historical novel fans, get in the Christmas spirit with these new books:

The Fruitcake Murders, Ace Collins...>>

2015 Guardian Prize

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

Last week Andrew McMillan...>>

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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 Officer 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.

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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.