Upper Arlington Public Library is pleased to announce that we now offer the Nook Simple Touch e-Reader for circulation.
Each Nook e-Reader will come pre-loaded with titles in different genres. The goal of offering this service is to give our patrons an opportunity to experience using an e-reader first hand and to be able to decide whether this format suits their needs and preference in reading.
Who can borrow a Nook?
Upper Arlington Public Library card holders who are 18 years and older and have a library card in good standing may borrow a Nook.
Do I have to download books myself?
Each Nook is pre-loaded with a selection of classic and current books in a different genre for your enjoyment.
Where do I pick up a Nook?
The Nooks are kept at the Circulation Desk at Tremont. We ask that the Nooks get returned to any one of our three locations in person and not in the book drops to prevent damage.
Can I reserve a Nook?
Yes, you may reserve a Nook and you can choose any of our three locations for pickup. Please note that there are a limited number of e-Readers circulating so you might have to be added to a waiting list depending upon demand.
How long can I keep the Nook?
The Nook e-Readers circulate for 28 days and may not be renewed.
Will I be charged to borrow a Nook or if I return it late or damaged?
Like other circulating library items, there is no charge for borrowing a Nook. However, there is a charge of $1.00 per day if the item is returned late.
Replacement costs for a lost, stolen, or damaged Nook or any of its components are listed as follows:
- Nook Simple Touch e-Reader & contents: $200.00
- Protective Cover: $20.00
- Charger & cord: $35.00
- Carrying Case: $45.00
Where can I get help using the Nook?
We are happy to assist you at Media Services or you may use the following link:
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The Upper Arlington Public Library offers electronic content available for download by using a valid library card.
There are thousands of book titles available in audio, EPUB and Kindle formats on our Digital Download site. In addition a limited number of music and movie titles are also available through this site.
UAPL also offers free music for download through Freegal. Freegal provides access to the complete catalog of Sony music and our patrons can download two songs per week with their library card.
The Digital Downloads page has a new look.
The redesign introduces
- a much more user-friendly Digital Help complete with video clips;
- easier browsing and searching;
- recommendation to purchase of titles you don't see in our eBooks collection;
- the option to purchase an item with a long waiting list and enables you to support the library as a portion of the sale is returned to us.
The best news of all is that you now have the option of checking out items for up to 21 days!
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You may have to download and install free software for your Mac or Windows computer to access eBooks, eMusic and eFilms. See the Compatible Device List for details.