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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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Published on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:46pm

Library Journal magazine has released its annual rating of public libraries across the country, and we're pleased to announce that we have been named a 5-star library! To compile this list, researchers review circulation, visits, program attendance and public Internet terminal use per capita. In fact, the entire state of Ohio can be proud: only New York has more highly rated libraries than we do.

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

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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

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power, by Paul Fischer

In this fascinating book, film producer Paul Fischer combines interviews, research, and first-hand investigation to tell the strange story of Kim Jong-Il’s kidnapping of South Korea’s leading director and his star actress ex-wife. Obsessed with film since he was a child, Kim Jong-Il used North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda to build his power within the regime, making the only movies that the isolated North Korean people were allowed to view. As Kim’s ambitions eclipsed his country’s limited filmmaking ability, he decided to recruit new talent—forcibly.

Choi Eun-Hee was South Korea’s biggest and most beloved star; Shin Sang-Ok, her director ex-husband, ran the largest film production company in South Korea. Kim kidnapped both in 1978, and after torturing Shin into compliance, the two began making films for North Korea’s captive audience. With success—their films played to packed theaters for months and won international awards—came the opportunity to escape via a chase straight out of a spy novel.

A must-read for anyone interested in the history and culture of North Korea. 

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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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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