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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.

NEW - Comic Books for download!
Get started with eBooks: iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle/Kindle Fire

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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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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla you have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

Stream Music

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Listen Columbus provides public streaming access to the music of talented artists in Central Ohio.
We also have a growing number of CDs by local musicians in our collection for your borrowing pleasure.

Stream Music

Tips on how to backup Freegal Music songs

 
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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 e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. 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.

Youth Guides & Pathfinders

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

Librarian Recommended

When Alice Paul was a child she saw her father go off to vote while her mother had to stay home. But why should that be? So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the laws needed to change. But who would change them? She would! This beautifully illustrated picture book brings to life the story of a tireless suffragette and the president she convinced to change everything. (Recommended Ages: 1st-2nd Grade)

From Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings comes this interactive presidential trivia book that combines engaging facts about the Amercian presidents with illustrations, cool trivia, and fun, skill-reinforcing quizzes. (Recommended Ages: 3rd - 5th Grade)

Patricia Polacco's new book is about a woman named Annie.  All the important events in her life happen on Thursday. She was born on a Thursday, met the love of her life on a Thursday and opened her restaurant on a Thursday.  After her husband passes away and she closes the diner (not on Thursday), life becomes sad until she finds a small kitten, on a Thursday.  Her life begins to turn around, all because of her cat, whom she named Thursday.  This is a whimsical and humorous story.  Fans of Patricia Polacco won't be disappointed.   

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Connect with Your Librarians

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Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.

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Assignment Alerts

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Hi Teachers!

Throughout the school year our Youth staff recognize curriculum project trends, such as the “Frog” project, the “Ohio animal” project, the “Biography” project, and more. If we are on the ball (and I'd like to think that we are), when we are approached by a student needing materials that match a familiar project we will quickly pull all of those materials on that project, put the books on a special cart near the staff desk, and mark it with sign indicating the project name and a reminder that many students will need these materials and to please only check out as many as is required (usually 2-3). This way the students and their parents can find the materials quickly, and staff also can see how many books are left when patrons approach. 

Sometimes students and parents don't approach staff asking where the materials are, or our newer staff aren't aware of project trends, which is when assignment alerts come in handy. To the left of this post you will see a blue button with the words Submit an Assignment Alert; if you click this and fill out the brief form we will get a notification of your assignment, which will allow us to prepare for your students' research needs. It will also provide us with your contact information in the event that our library doesn't carry enough of the materials your students need, and for us to reach out for clarification when students might be confused as to what resources are allowable. 

When our staff know the details of a class assignment we are better prepared to satisfy your students' needs, help them save time, and (hopefully!) make your job a little bit easier. 

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UAPL Services for Teachers

Teacher Cards

Any full-time or part-time teacher living or working in Upper Arlington can apply. This privilege extends to homeschoolers and those teaching in a public, private or parochial school. Teachers will not pay overdue fines but are still responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged items.

Loan periods:

  • Books and audiobooks circulate for 28 days
  • CDs circulate for 14 days
  • DVDs circulate for 7 days

Eligible items autorenew up to 10 times. Items reserved by...

Resources for Teachers and Educators

Librarian-recommended Online Resources

You can find answers to

  • health and behavioral questions,
  • educational games,
  • teaching resources and more

by visiting the librarian-recommended links below.

We bundled some homework help related online sources for you: see here and here.

Teacher Collections

What are Teacher Collections?

Are you a teacher or homeschooler looking for unit materials? Do you have, or are you eligible for, a Teacher Card? Then Teacher Collections are for you!

Staff in the Youth Department will collect up to 30 items on the subject(s) of your choice for...Read more

Assignment Alert

What are assignment alerts?

Big unit coming up? Not sure that your students know where to get their required research materials? Let us know! We will put aside a cart of subject and grade appropriate books to allow easier access for your students. We will also offer a list of...Read more