E-books, Music and Films

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

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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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Book a Librarian: e-Services Help

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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

Media Guides

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Our guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our digital collection.

Live! at the Library

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The Sunday Film Club

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Our Spotlight

Captain Phillips (2013)

“If you ever wanted to experience what it would be like to be held hostage by a band of desperate and dangerous high-seas buccaneers as they brandish automatic weapons with careless abandon, then “Captain Phillips” is probably as close as you will ever get, or want to get.” Roger Ebert

The World's End (2013)

“You might not expect a slapstick comedy about middle-aged pubcrawlers brawling with superhuman extraterrestrial invaders to have brains, heart and wisdom, but that's “The World's End,” a rare film that's as much fun as you've heard.” Roger Ebert

The Bling Ring (2013)

“Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.” (IMDB)

Recommended E-Books

If you love reading essays then our eBook collection is for you. We have a wide range of essays on all sorts of topics so there really is something for everyone!

Here are a few of the currently available titles:

American Savage by Dan Savage-“On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor.”

Moranthology by Caitlin Moran-“The follow-up to Caitlin Moran's breakout hit, How to Be a Woman–A hilarious collection of award-winning columns, available to American readers for the first time ever.”

Burn This Book by Toni Morrison-“Published in conjunction with the PEN American Center, Burn This Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves.”

 

The Media Blog

Take better photos with your iPhone

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Tired to taking selfies? Bring your iPhone to the library on Saturday, June 21 to learn tips for taking better photos. We will focus on using the basic camera app and introduce photographic techniques like composition and lighting. Make sure you bring your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

For more great tips, check out these articles.

Tips for iPhone Photography

Tips for taking better photos with your iPhone from a National Geographic photographer.

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns

A step-by-step guide for beginners shows how to achieve different lighting effects in your photos. Most of the effect do not require additional equipment.

 

Kick-off Summer Reading with an eBook

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Celebrate the beginning of the summer reading season with a new eBook mystery, and don't worry, it won't be checked out. UAPL is participating (again) in the Big Library Read program, which makes one eBook title available to an unlimited number of patrons. The current title is A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson, a mystery that introduces amateur sleuth Melanie Travis and a passel of Poodles. You can start reading anytime between June 3rd and June 18th.

To add more incentive, reading this book is on...Read more

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» Find a Nook Reader in our catalog

B&N Nook LogoUpper Arlington Public Library is pleased to announce that we now offer the Nook Simple Touch e-Reader for circulation.

Each Nook e-Reader will come pre-loaded with titles in different genres. The goal of offering this service is to give our patrons an opportunity to experience using an e-reader first hand and to be able to decide whether this format suits their needs and preference in reading.

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Media Services: About Us

The Media Services Department is one of the library’s most popular areas. A wide variety of DVDs, CDs, and magazines ensures that there is something for everyone.
Our DVD collection ranges from the latest blockbusters to Academy Award winning classics. We also feature complete seasons of popular television shows, music concerts, documentaries, and foreign language films from around the world.