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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

It's time for another Big Library Read. Through October 21st, readers can checkout a copy of these eBooks without waiting. Its a great way to try a new author, or pick up a quick read while you wait for your reserves to come in.

Just in time for Halloween, both titles are a bit spooky and will appeal to all ages. The Door in the Hedge is a middle grade novel, while In the Shadow of the Blackbird is Teen fiction.

To find more books for kids and teens (or adults), use our new reading rooms. Each room displays content for a specific age, and no one else. It's perfect for browsing. Follow the links below.

Kids Reading Room

Teen Reading Room

Happy Reading!

The Media Blog

Windows 10 is here. What's different between this new and older versions?

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Introduction to Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest operating system from software company Microsoft. It comes in two editions, Home and Pro. Since its release date on July 29th, 2015, if you have a legitimate Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, you are able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. If you currently have a computer with Windows XP or Windows Vista, you are not eligible for the free upgrade and you will have to buy a full license if you want to be on this latest version of Windows.

The edition of Windows 10 you will get, depends on the current edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8 that you have. You can check out more details about the upgrade path here.

Comparing Windows 10 with Windows 7 & Windows 8

The Start Menu is similar to Windows 7, but with graphic design elements from Windows 8 (live tiles). Windows 10 includes familiar Start Menu features like the Most Used or Most Recent programs on the left side, and access to All Programs and Settings, such as: Control Panel, printers, sounds, etc. You also have access to Power Off or Restart or Log Off your computer from the start menu at a more reachable place.
On the right side of the Start menu are Live Tiles. You can customize what tiles go here, and change settings for each tile.

The Taskbar has stayed in Windows 10 desktop. On the Taskbar, you can still create shortcuts or “Pin…” your favorite or most used applications. You can customize some things on the taskbar, such as hiding the search bar, or view the different virtual desktops you have open. Near the clock, are still the small notifications icons from different programs or system components.

The Action Center replaces the Charms area from Windows 8/8.1 with notifications from different programs and actions from those notifications. If you have a touch-screen device, the Action Center can be viewed by swiping from the right-edge of the screen to the left or by clicking on the icon that looks like a small chat/message bubble in the system tray area.

Edge Browser

Windows 10 has an all-new default browser called Edge, which replaces the old and clunky Internet Explorer browser. We could get very technical here about all the things that the new Edge browser is and has, but we will just go over the main features:

  • Edge is not “Internet Explorer 12”; it’s a brand-new browser “built from the ground up” available only in Windows 10
  • Edge is twice as fast as Internet Explorer
  • Edge has a cleaner and less busy look, so the main focus is the content of the page you are browsing
  • Do you ever wish you could point out to someone, a part of the website and share a comment easily? Edge has “Web Notes” under this icon:
    This gives you access to a “pen”, “highlighter”, “eraser”, and “Type” tools that allow you to draw right on the website you are are looking at and share what you’ve marked up


Cortana could be your personal assistant in Windows 10, if you allow her. Cortana, by default is not activated in Windows 10. When you go through the initial setup of Windows 10, you can choose to activate Cortana. If you choose to, you are allowing her to know everything you do on your Windows PC/Windows tablet/Windows Phone, such as your calendar appointments, emails, contacts, addresses, and even websites you are browsing. Cortana also functions as a search engine, so if you use your voice to ask a question, she will search for what you are looking for online or in your computer.
Be aware, although she might be useful, you will be sharing your personal and private information with a piece of software that communicates with multiple internet sources to help you.

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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