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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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.  

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...>>

Local Haunts

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New books about old Ohio:

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Adult Recommendations

Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal

Do you have a voracious appetite for food and literature? If so, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, a novel about a girl with an exceptional palate who rises to culinary celebrity, just might be your cup of tea. Told from the varying viewpoints of those in and around her orbit, you learn about Eva Thorvold, the child prodigy of a chef and a sommelier. Born with an exceptional palate, Eva is a loner that doesn’t quite fit in anywhere but the kitchen. Each chapter is named after, and features a recipe for, a dish that features some significance to Eva’s life. From the absurd to the sublime there’s something for everyone in this quirky, heartfelt novel that simultaneously glorifies and pokes fun at our foodie culture.  

The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant

Addie Baum, born to immigrant Jewish parents in 1900 Boston, responds to her granddaughter’s question, “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” with the story that is The Boston Girl.  During her formative years, turn-of-the-century Boston, and America in particular, evoked negative and fearful feelings in Addie’s parents, permeating and poisoning their relationship with her. As she reveals turning points in her life, Addie exhibits the honesty, wit, intelligence, and compassion she has called upon to help see her through her eighty-five years of life.

Simultaneously riveting and comfortable, Addie’s story is part history, part testament to persistence and resilience, and part being true to oneself. It is so comfortable that readers may feel they are sitting cross-legged on the floor at Addie’s feet as her story unfolds.

Woman of the Dead, by Bernhard Aichner

The photographer. The priest. The cook. The huntsman. The clown. They killed her husband. Now they’ll face her vengeance.

Undertaker Brunhilde Blum has a near-perfect life: a satisfying job with great coworkers, two adorable daughters, and a husband who loves her deeply. When a hit-and-run accident shatters her perfect world, despair threatens to drown her—until she discovers that the “accident” that took her husband’s life was actually murder. Now, she’ll chase down any lead and go to any length to find the men responsible for her husband’s death—unless they find her first.

Chilling and taut, this translated thriller from German bestseller Bernhard Aichner will appeal to fans of Jeffry Lindsey’s Dexter series.

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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.