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Digital Media @ UAPL

We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices. Learn more about Digital Downloads

New: UAPL patrons now have access to additional titles. Why we would like you to log in before you browse

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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

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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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Connect with Your Librarians

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

Books Librarians Love

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LibraryReads is a monthly Top 10 list of books chosen by librarians all over the country. You can see the current and past lists at LibraryReads.org
In addition, our librarian Bonnie stocks a Goodreads shelf with those titles for your convenience.

Adult Guides

Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Events for Adults

UAPL Book Circle: Citizens of London by Lynne Olson

Join us for an informal discussion of Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne... more

When?
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
WOSU Columbus Neighborhoods Screening: South Side

Join Brent Davis, Emmy-Award winning Senior Content Director for WOSU Public Media, for a screening of... more

When?
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Let's Speak English

Let’s Speak English is an opportunity to practice speaking with ESOL trained volunteers.

When?
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library
Book Publishing 101

Kelsey Swindler conducts this workshop that focuses on all aspects of book publishing–from traditional publishing to self-publishing,... more

When?
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Bonnie on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:00am

April is the coolest month, mixing poetry and jazz.  It comes in like a laugh with National Humor Month and April Fools Day.  It goes green with Earth Day.  Shakespeare manages to get a word in then it is followed by May and June (two of my favorite months).  Libraries are right there in the middle of everything. They always are!

You may have to overlook the April showers and tax day but I think the payoff is well worth the rainy days. Here are some great books. Before April is over you will have millions more to choose from!

Related:  

  • National Humor Month
  • UAPL joins the Central Library Consortium April 9, 2014
  • National Poetry Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • National Library Week: April 13-19, 2014
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2014
  • Shakespeare's 450th Birthday & Talk Like Shakespeare Day:April 23, 2014 

New Books Opening Soon

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:30am

I took a tour of one of my favorite places, Inniswood Metro Gardens, yesterday...Read more

Women's March

Written by Bonnie on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 8:29am

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Nominees

Written by Bonnie on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:02am

Here are five finalists for the 2014 PEN...Read more

Adult Recommendations

"Me before You: a novel" by Jojo Moyes

Me before You is the story of Louisa Clark, and Will Traynor. “Lou” is a small town British girl, living with her zany family, and a waitress in a small Tea Shoppe. She answers an ad in the paper for a companion to a young man, and is hired for her likability and cheerfulness. Will, who was once a very active man, had an accident and is now a quadriplegic. His depression and sorrow are understood, but his mother would like him to live life in a different way. What follows is a combining of heart and soul, as these two unlikely people share their lives careening toward an unbelievable ending.

"The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier

In the early 1850’s Quaker sisters, Honor and Grace Bright, set sail for America. They begin a journey to Ohio where Grace will marry Adam Cox, a Quaker, who has settled near Oberlin, Ohio. In Pennsylvania Grace contacts Yellow Fever and dies. With the help of strangers, Honor continues to Ohio. Her arrival, instead of her sister Grace, is an unwelcome surprise to the small Cox household. While Honor struggles to adapt to the Quaker Community in America, she, unwittingly, becomes involved with the Underground Railroad. Once again, Tracy Chevalier has written an informative and compelling historical novel.

"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis

This novel by a debut author is written in a thoughtful and very approachable style. The story is told through a series of vignettes focusing on Hattie and her eleven children and one of her grandchildren. While it is a relatively quick and easy read, it packs a big punch as the author weaves you through the years and the lives of Hattie's family. The novel is extremely compelling and I would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor or Sandra Cisneros.

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How About A Great Read?

We offer lots of ways to connect our readers with just the right books.

Our collections in this section make it easy for readers to not only identify books that fit their reading interest, but to also download titles at no charge to a media of their...Read more

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...Read more