Supporting the UA Public Library Since 1977

Friends of the Library

Thank You for Your Interest in the Friends of the Upper Arlington Library

Join our email list to get updates, including info on quarterly sales, special events, unexpected cancellations due to weather, and more. To be added to our list, fill out our online form below or call (614) 859-2524.

The next Friends Atrium Sale will be held May 5–19.

Friends MEMBER ONLY PRESALE — Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.. You must be a 2023/2024 member of the Friends of the UAPL. Just having a library card does not count. Membership applications are available here or the Friends desk at Tremont. You can mail it, put it in the safe at the Friends desk, or just bring the completed form and cash/check payable to FUAPL to the Presale for entry. Completing the membership form that morning and/or paying with a card will slow your entry into the sale. Joining now will make you a member through 2024.

The sale opens to the public at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Regular library hours are Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m. but we close 15 minutes before the library does every day. We will put out some new items based on donations received during the sale. They will not be sorted into categories but will be put in one location with a “New Arrivals” sign.

Friends MEMBER ONLY BAG SALE — Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Members can fill one of our shopping bags for just $5 per bag. To speed you getting started, we will be selling our bags before the doors open, so please bring exact change in cash for the bags you will want initially. The items on the store’s shelves are eligible for the bag sale but items in the glass cases are excluded.

This bag sale is open to the public from 1–3 p.m. on May 19. Nonmembers can fill one of our shopping bags for just $10 per bag.

Mark your calendar: The Friends’ 2024 Book Sale Dates are:

  • May 5–19
  • August 11–25
  • November 3–17

We Need Your Donations!

Donations are accepted daily inside the Tremont Road branch. Please bring your items to the carts behind the green panels near the bookstore.
We’re always looking for good condition books, DVDs, CDs, VHS, vinyl, audiobooks, and art.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept regular National Geographics older than 1 year, textbooks older than 5 years, or encyclopedias.

Your tax deduction letter is available at the cashier desk or upon request.

Drive-up Donation Days

Drive up to our donation station in the Tremont Road Branch’s parking lot. We can even unload your car for you.
Please bag or box your items if possible. We’ll email our mailing list if the event is canceled due to weather.

  • Sunday, May 12, 1-3 p.m.

Join the Friends of the Upper Arlington Public Library

Download your application today!

Visit Our Bookstores

Our stores at the Tremont Road and Lane Road branches are open when the library is open. We take cash & check at both locations. Self -service debit or credit cards are accepted at Tremont only. Please read the written instructions provided before using the card machine, as neither volunteers nor library staff can help. Cards incur a 2.9% fee.

Please bring your own bag to take your items home. Tote bags are also available for purchase at the library’s check out desk.

General pricing is as follows:

Adult Children and Young Adult Media and Art
Hardbacks as marked or a minimum of $2 (vast majority) Hardbacks as marked or a minimum of $1 (vast majority) Audiobooks on CD: $1
Large paperbacks as marked or a minimum of $1 (vast majority) Paperbacks as marked or a minimum of $.50 (vast majority) VHS: $.50 per case (regardless of # cassettes)
Small paperbacks as marked or a minimum of $.50 (vast majority) Thin paperbacks/basket books: $.25 DVDs. Blu-ray & CDs: $1 per case (regardless of # disks)
  Young adult books: $1 Vinyl as marked or a minimum of $.50 per album (regardless of # records)
  Children’s books: $.50 Art, frames, etc. as marked
    Special priced items are marked accordingly

Your Grocery Shopping Can Help the Friends

Be sure to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program with The Friends of the UA Library as your designated charity. We’ve received hundreds of dollars each year from these programs.

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About the Friends of the Library

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Friends of the UAPL offer opportunities for volunteering, donations of items for book sales, and membership donations.
Through their funding, the Friends provide adult and children’s programs as well as much-needed library equipment. Call (614) 859-2524‬ to find out how you can get involved!

The Friends of the Upper Arlington Public Library was formed in 1977 as a nonprofit organization with membership open to anyone wishing to support the Library. Today the organization has become integral to the success and growth of the UAPL by promoting the Library system in the community, funding special projects, and providing the Library with many thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment. Membership donations and funds raised from book sales have enabled the Friends to buy new shelving, furniture, book drops, computers and even vehicles.

What we Support

The Friends are the major sponsor of the UAPL’s Summer and Winter Reading Programs. We also support the 50 Book Challenge and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiatives. We also provide funding for special events, staff and volunteer appreciation, author visits, and other needs.


Volunteerism is one of the Friends’ strongest areas. By staffing book sales, sorting donations, and serving on the Board of Trustees, Friends volunteers play an important role in the success of the organization. The Friends constantly strive to increase their volunteer corps.

To become a Friends member or volunteer, call (614) 859-2524 or pick up a volunteer application available at the front of the Friends cashier’s desk at the Tremont Road branch.

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