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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices. Learn more about Digital Downloads
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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

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

Summer Astronomy Series

Join us at the Lane Road Library for our Summer Astronomy Series. Staff members from The Ohio State University’s Department of... more

When?
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:30pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Your iPhone Questions Answered

Bring your iPhone and your questions. We’ll cover some of our favorite tips and tricks and then answer your questions about how to... more

When?
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 11:00am
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Opera on Film with Christopher Purdy

Christopher Purdy will be back to continue our Opera on Film Series with La Boheme.
La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by... more

When?
Sun, 07/12/2015 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Portrait of an Artist: Wassily Kandinsky

In this program, we will look at the paintings of this extremely innovative and spiritual Russian artist who is a key figure in the... more

When?
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

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

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:17am

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Look, up in the sky. It's a bird …It's a plane…It's Superman! 

It's you making your escape.  Consider packing these in your bag:

Super Summer starts now!  Sign up for the UAPL Summer Library Club 

May is for Mayhem: The Edgars

Written by on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:15am

Every MayThe Mystery Writers of America award...Read More

A Man Before His Time: Orson Welles

Written by on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:57am

If you want a happy ending,that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. –Orson Welles

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Adult Recommendations

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, by Ben MacIntyre

Kim Philby was a cricket fan, journalist, friend, spy—and traitor. In A Spy Among Friends, Ben MacIntyre examines the life and career of one of the most successful Soviet double agents through his friendships with Nicholas Elliott, a fellow British spy, and James Jesus Angleton, the chief of the CIA’s counterintelligence department. MacIntyre’s telling exposes the strange, almost incestuously intimate world of spying in the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s: a society of hard-drinking school friends-turned-agents made vulnerable by the peculiarly British belief that only a small circle can be trusted, but that within that circle, trust is absolute—even in the face of overwhelming evidence. Philby exploited this weakness to its fullest, “picking clean” agents from every major intelligence organization in Europe, America, and the Middle East; untold hundreds of British and British-allied agents died as a result.  

Absorbing, well-organized, and marbled with delightful oddities like Elliott’s bodyguard/nanny (who had “enormous feet” and drank gin from a bottle marked “Holy Water”), A Spy Among Friends is a must-read for espionage fans and Cold War buffs.

High-Rise by JG Ballard

In a gleaming new high-rise building on the outskirts of London, the inhabitants have everything they need to live comfortable, pampered lives: two indoor pools, an elegant restaurant, a grocery store, a beauty parlor, a bank, even a rooftop park and a school. But violence lurks beneath the polished surface: when minor construction problems send a floor into darkness, riots erupt—leaving a dead dog floating in the swimming pool. In the weeks that follow, chaos rules, as the lower floors send raiding parties to assault the penthouse, and warring groups seize control of the elevators. A dark (and darkly funny) exploration of the animal passions that lie beneath the most civilized facades, this 1975 novel is being adapted into a 2015 movie directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, and Luke Evans.

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) by Christian Rudder

Do Equal Opportunity Employers really hire without discrimination? Is Twitter destroying our capacity to write, or improving it? Can Facebook predict if your marriage will last? How is Google fighting the flu?

Christian Rudder, one of the founders of OkCupid, leverages the company’s massive collection of data as a starting point for this examination of human nature. Rudder keeps the text light and readable, skipping wonky details while being sure to note when his conclusions are limited by his data. His insights range from quirky factoids—white men are most likely to read Robert Heinlein while drinking a home-brewed beer, while Asian women would rather snack on macarons and read Norwegian Wood—to sobering insights about racism, sexism, and homophobia. A must-read for anyone interested in social media and what it reveals about our personalities and communities.

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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