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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.

Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.

Learn more about Digital Downloads | About our Advantage Collection

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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

Football season is in full swing! Whether you are a die-hard football fanatic, or just trying to figure out what the big deal is, these eBook titles may entice you to learn more about one of the nations favorite pastimes.

Mark Your Calendar

Join us for a whole afternoon of holiday movies that the entire family can enjoy! We’ll show several favorites including The Snowman, the animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Bring a snack and enjoy one or all of these movies.

12/13/2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friends Theater
Tremont Road - Main Library

The Media Blog

Are you tech-ed out for the holidays? Are you connected to our digital services?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

After you've given thanks for what you have (and eaten some turkey), you might turn your thoughts towards holiday shopping. If you are looking at technology and devices, but you are not quite sure what is the latest you have landed on the right blog. Listed below are some of the latest devices from some of the major tech brands.

After you have the latest tech, where will get movies, music, eBooks or eAudioBooks? You borrow from the library!

OverDrive and Hoopla, are both part of UAPL's digital services and offer tons of content you can borrow: movies, music, eBooks, and eAudioBooks through their respective apps or website.

OverDrive offers its FREE app for Apple iOS devices through the App Store, and also for Android devices through the Google Play store. You can also gain access to UAPL's digital downloads content through OverDrive service in a browser whether you are in a computer/tablet or smartphone.

Hoopla Digital also offers its FREE app for Apple iOS devices and Android devices through the same stores as mentioned before. Similarly, if you want to see the content offered through Hoopla from a laptop or desktop you just go to Hoopla's website.

Although, having mobile and compact devices is great sometimes you just want to sit on the couch and not bother to hold them while you are enjoying watching and additionally you want to watch them on a bigger screen. What could be the solution to this great dilemma?

Enter AirPlay and Google Chromecast

AirPlay - feature already in iOS and Apple TV

The AirPlay technology is already in your iOS devices as well as an Apple TV. This technology is very simple, and it only takes a few steps to get it setup. In summary, you can show your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad screen in your TV as long as you have Apple TV hooked up to it. Video and Audio will be played from your mobile device to your TV even though OverDrive or Hoopla do not have a specific app for Apple TV (tvOS). Apple has great tutorials in their Support website on how to get your devices to comunicate. Additionally, Hoopla has a great video with steps on how you can get this setup.

Google Chromecast

Chromecast is similar to AirPlay, it allows you to cast media from certain apps, using your wifi. You can find a full list of apps here. The Chromecast device plugs into your TV via an HDMI cable. The Hoopla app now works with Chromecast, so you can check out a movie and watch it on your television.
Another way to cast to your TV is using a computer or tablet with the Google Chrome browser. To start, install the Google Chromecast extension. Google Support has a good article on how to get Chrome browser and Chromecast setup, read it here.
When it is all setup, then you just need to browse to Hoopla's website and login with your account tied to your UAPL library card OR go to UAPL's digital downloads content through the OverDrive service and login with your library card, and hit the Cast icon on the top right of your browser. In your TV, you should now see what you are browsing in your Google Chrome browser window.

Happy holidays and enjoying all the content you can borrow!

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