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.

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

What's your favorite Thanksgiving food? Mashed potatoes? Pumpkin Pie? Turkey? Seriously, the turkey? As you can tell, I eat turkey for the traditation, rather than the taste. It's fine, as long as it doesn't take up too much room on my plate, so I can fit more of the sides.

Whatever you are looking to cook (and eat), the three books below will give you plenty of tasty ideas. Be sure to hit Preview to take a look at the first chapter.

Happy Reading!

Mark Your Calendar

Our series of concerts by local artists kicks off with Randall & Randolph. David Vaubel and Canaan Faulkner have been harmonizing together in local band The Randys for more than a decade.

01/07/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Friends Theater
Tremont Road - Main Library

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Tech Buying Guide

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Less than one week until swarms of shoppers hit the stores, malls and websites to start their Christmas shopping. If you want to get a head start that doesn't involve camping out on the sidewalk, you can start researching your purchases with the Consumer Reports Holiday Guide. Learn about the latest electronics and compare different models to find out which one offers the best bang for the buck.

You can find Consumer Reports by clicking on Research -> Databases in the menu bar of our website, or follow this link straight to the Holiday Guide. Make sure you have your library card handy to login.

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