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

Art: Goya and Modernism

Join Ann Shifflet for a look at the innovative and expressive paintings and prints of Goya, the genius of the Spanish art world in the... more

When?
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL... more

When?
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 1:30pm
Where?
Tremont Road - Main Library
Author Visit: Lynne Olson

Lynne Olson, celebrated author of Citizens of London, Those Angry Days and more will present a talk at the UAPL... more

When?
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 3:30pm
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, 04/28/2014 - 1:00pm
Where?
Lane Road Branch Library

The Adult Readers' Blog

Written by Catie on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:55pm

Award-winning author Lynne Oslon is coming to Upper Arlington Library this upcoming Sunday, April 27th making it a perfect time to check out one of her captivating history-focused titles.  Olson has authored six non-fiction books including the national bestseller Citizens of London and her most recent critic approved and star reviewed title Those Angry Days. 

April is the Coolest Month

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...Read more

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

Adult Recommendations

Beads in Motion by Marcia DeCoster

I am a seed bead jewelry making fanatic.  This book met my seed bead obsession on many levels.  The majority of this book is made for the experienced beader but a creative newbie can find fun and intriguing patterns for their seed bead indulgence.  There is an element of motion as a challenge to each beaded piece with excellent instructions and photos to support and fuel your creative confidence.  A fun and beautifully illustrated book and I can’t decide which project to do first.

Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy

Many historians have made the argument that without Victoria, the British monarchy would have fallen like so many others in the revolutions that swept Europe in 1840s. This text takes the interesting approach in analyzing history through the eight assassination attempts made on the Queen during her 64-year reign. To read about how a few madmen and criminals challenged Victoria and changed Britain, pick up this book about one of Britain’s favorite monarchs.

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

Hard for me not to adore this book! The book has strong female friends wading through their 50’s dealing with life's complex relationships while living in a unique town with an embracing community. It is honest, sad, and has a big serving of hope with redemption. I never eat at buffets, too much food for me, but if Earl's was in my neighborhood I would be vying for a seat.

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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