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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

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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.

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A note concerning 2014 tax forms: Please note that the IRS will supply only the following forms (no instructions) to us: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ. See our reference department's Hot Topic post for more information

Upcoming Program & Event Highlights

  • A Visit from the Farm

    Spring is here! Drop by between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and see some animal friends from the farm including chicks, ducks, and more. Weather permitting as this will be an outdoor event. Recommended for ages 2+.

  • Youth Poetry Contest

    Our Teen Advisory Board is hosting a poetry contest for young patrons in grades K-12. To participate, write your own poem and submit a copy to any of our Youth Departments between March 30 –April 3. Poems are open to creativity but are limited to 500 words. One poem from each age group (gr. K-4; 5-8 and 9-12) will be chosen anonymously by the Teen Advisory Board, and each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate and will be featured on our website. Please include your name, grade, phone number and email address on your poem when entering. See our youth librarians for more details.

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Discover Local History

Discover UA history, find family and friends in yearbooks (1923-2000), or witness the changes in this community through City and Village documents (1918-), using the UA Archives, UAPL’s digital library initiative.

News and Announcements

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Thank you to everyone who shopped at the Friends of the UA Library's Winter Book Sale.  The next sale will be held May 17-31.

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Subject Guides

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides can help you discover the resources you need.

UA Recipe Collection

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We're happy to introduce to you the UA Recipe Collection. Our reference librarians uploaded 1,250+ recipes so far. These recipes were submitted by members of this community. 011715

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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 Recommendations

Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller

Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up with hoarders as parents? Kimberly Rae Miller dishes it all in this powerful coming-of-age tale about just that. We’ve all got that spot in our house that’s the place we put things that we’re saving for later because we know we’re actually going to use them. Right? Yes? Then months later we stumble across those same prized objects and pitch or donate them because, well, who has the time to do all the things?

Imagine, if you will, that messy place being your entire house and add in never throwing away anything on top of that and you’ll sort of get the idea what it’s like to walk a day in Kim’s shoes. She wasn’t able to ever have friends over and often had to conceal her parents messes and behaviors for fear of children’s services coming and separating her from them. Even worse, one house she and her parents occupied was so messy that it caught fire and they lost absolutely everything they owned. You’d think this would mean a fresh, clean start in a new, uncluttered home but that’s not case as things quickly start to pile up again.  But don’t just take my word for it, read this engrossing title for yourself to learn all about what it’s like to be the child of hoarders. For tackling such serious stuff, it’s quite an enjoyable read but be warned as there are a few graphic moments (think bugs, messes, and even a suicide attempt) that aren’t for the faint of heart.

If you like this title, you should also check out the nonfiction book Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and the YA novel Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu.

Hot Topics

It's tax season, and the  UAPL is here to make it as smooth as possible for everyone. While library staff cannot give out tax advice or answer... Read more

Find out ways you can give back. Read more

The theme for the 2015 National Women’s History Month is, “Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives.” Read more

Career Opportunities

We’ve partnered with the City of Upper Arlington to post Library positions through their NeoGov site. Upon clicking “Apply”, you will be re-directed to the City of Upper Arlington’s NeoGov website where you can view the full posting and apply online. To apply for a library position, you will be required to create an account in NeoGov.

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Branch Associate (Lane Branch/Mornings and Every Other Saturday)
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Newsletters

We make a wide range of newsletters available to you via BookNews. The topics cover new releases, bestsellers, audiobooks, teen and kids' literature, home and garden and many more. Explore this convenient source of up-to-date information.

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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.

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