E-books, Music and Films

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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.

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Recommended E-Books

One of the adventures (or challenges) of college is learning how to live away from home. For many students, this means learning how to chop, slice, boil and saute, so they can eat something more than ramen noodles.

Check out these three cookbooks aimed at college students, there are even cookbooks for vegan/vegetarian cooking. If you know a student who could use some cooking tips, they can check out an eBook from our collection, no matter where they are.

Happy Reading!

The Media Blog

I Love this Movie

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Display of post-it notes with favorite movie titles written on them.Looking for a new movie to watch? Get a recommendation from one of the passionate film fans at UAPL.

Last week, we installed a new display in the Media department, a place for patrons to share movies they love. In less than a week, the space was full of suggestions, running the gamut from animated to action, new and old, and even a few foreign films. You can see the entire list below (click the link to find them in our catalog) and be sure to add you own favorites the next time you're at the library.

HerHowls Moving Castle
The OfficeFrozen
The Sound of NoiseThe Grand Budapest Hotel
8 1/2Despicable Me 2
AbsurdistanShawshank Redemption
Love AcutallyAmelie
Tell No OneInception
White GodBack to the Future
Citizen KaneSearching for Sugarman
Lego movieObcession (1976)
AvatarCool Hand Luke
The VowI Am Legend
The Dark Knight RisesCorpse Bride
Dawn of the Planet of the ApesChronicle
Dear John 

Mark Your Calendar

A jury of twelve men must decide the fate of a Porto Rican youth accused of murder. What begins as a seemingly cut and dried case of murder soon develops in to a drama influenced by the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

10/04/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Friends Theater
Tremont Road - Main Library

Critics Choice

  • Listen Up Philip (2014)

    “Listen Up Philip” might be the best movie you’ll read this year. That’s a paradox, but a working one: The latest from Alex Ross Perry (“The Color Wheel”), a gifted writer-director who likes to work in the margins, is literate in tone and literary in subject. It features an insufferable young novelist at its center, cascades of glowing, prose-y narration on the soundtrack, and, like all good works of fiction, it rattles around in your head after you’ve put it down. For a film, that’s quite a trick.” Full Review

  • The Overnighters (2014)

    “In The Overnighters documentarist Jesse Moss found his story and pursued it with remarkable empathy, all in the best traditions of the genre. He persuaded both sides in this tale of (quiet) confrontation to trust him, and they opened up completely. Then closing minute revelations that come as a total shock take his film to a different level, turning what would have been a strong film in itself into something that will stay in the memory for a very long time.”Tom Long

  • Boyhood (2014)

    “Life is the small things. Two bullies in a school bathroom. Waving goodbye to a friend you’ll never see again as you move to another town. The dweeb from work who shows up at your graduation party.Sure, there are big things, too. But most of “Boyhood,” the transcendent film from director Richard Linklater, has to do with the smaller particles, the everyday moments and scares and joys.That time your dad took you camping. Your first girlfriend and first breakup. The discovery of some vague carcass in the dirt. Your stepfather driving drunk, a 7-year-old ogling a lingerie magazine, your older sister driving you crazy with her Britney Spears impersonation.Linklater has crafted what may be the most ingenious film of the century here and given it a tone like no other by shooting the movie in bits and pieces over 12 years, following 6-year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows to be 18.” Tom Long