Adult Services: About Us

Adult Services: (614) 486-9621
Manager: Vita Marinello

The Adult Services Department provides a broad collection of circulating materials in order to meet the needs and interests of adult library users. Browse the latest mystery, fiction, and non-fiction titles in print or audio book format.
Our knowledgeable staff is always eager to help you discover new authors, new cookbooks, or just the right mystery for reading at the beach!
All items in our collection are easily searched using our online library catalog.


Our collection of fiction and nonfiction books also includes:

  • Large print books
  • Graphic Novel collection
  • Books in foreign languages, including Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian
  • Audiobooks on compact disc, and playaway format
  • Book bags for book club activities
  • Newest exam study guides & test prep books

Readers’ Services

We also offer services to connect our patrons to the right books:

  • Readers’ advisory service
  • Selective lists, in print and electronic, of suggested book titles
  • Our Reader Zone will help you find bestseller lists, book discussion guides, reviews, and literary criticisms
  • Book request service
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Outreach services, including delivery to the homebound


We present programs on a variety of topics, including literature, crafts, music, art, history and host regular book discussion sessions.

Recommended Internet Sites

Browse recommended Internet sites in our Reference Databases “ Arts, Literature, and Entertainment” for links to book discussions, reviews, and bestseller lists. 

Goodbye, Freegal. Hello, Listen Columbus!

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As of January 1st, 2017, the Upper Arlington Public Library will no longer offer the Freegal Music service. You will have access to digital music albums through streaming services such as Hoopla and Listen Columbus. Hoopla offers access to hundreds of thousands of music albums by your favorite artists in all genres, and Listen Columbus provides access to the music of the talented artists in Central Ohio. In addition, Patrons will still have access to over 15,000 albums through our extensive music CD collection. Please direct your questions to Media Services.

Don't Lose Your Songs from Freegal! 

Here are a couple of tips to make sure you don't lose your songs from Freegal Music.

How do I backup Freegal Music from my iOS mobile device into iTunes?

  1. Plug your iOS device into your computer.
  2. Open up iTunes, choose “Devices” and click on the device you have plugged into your computer.
  3. Select “Apps.” from the list displayed on top of the screen
  4. Scroll down to File Sharing and select the Freegal app.
  5. You will see a folder in the right side box that contains the music downloaded from the app.
  6. Drag the file to your desktop to save the music to your desktop.
  7. From your desktop you can add this music to your iTunes library by dragging and dropping each song song into iTunes.

How do I back up Freegal Music from my IOS device to iCloud?

Your iOS device must be on WiFi.

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select iCloud
  3. Click Storage & Backup - it will automatically back up your Freegal Music app along with your other content.

More information is available on the Freegal support site under “Mobile Apps”. 

How do I backup music downloaded/accessed through Freegal app on Android devices

Music needs to be transferred to a computer or to another file in order to be permanently retained. Freegal provides instructions here: “How do I get music off my Android device onto my computer?”

Reference Services: About Us

Reference Services: (614) 486-3342
Manager: Mark Mangini

Whether you are looking for magazine & newspaper articles, online databases, quality Internet sites, or business, career, or consumer information, our reference librarians are eager to help.

Our skilled staff will guide you through the maze of resources available in the library and online. They can help you find everything from the price of a used car to the chemical structure of saccharine.

Visit us downstairs at our Tremont Road location, send us your question using the E-mail Reference contact form, or call us at (614) 486-3342.

Reference Services

Reference Databases & PeriodicalsOur online databases & reference eBooks provide instant access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and professional journals—as well as business and investment, science, history, literature, and genealogical sources. Most of these databases are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your home or office.
Recommended Internet SitesOur reference librarians have assembled a list of reliable Internet sites. Simply browse these sites by category to find the information you need.
E-mail ReferenceOur e-mail reference service provides answers to brief, factual questions within 24 hours, excluding holidays. For more involved questions please visit the Reference Department, or call us at (614) 486-3342.
Test ProctoringAs part of our mission to encourage lifelong learning, the library offers free test proctoring to students when possible. This service is available through the Reference Department at the Main Library.


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