E-books, Music and Films

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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Book a Librarian: e-Services Help

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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.

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Media Guides

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

Live! at the Library

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine two artists more different than Burns and Guthrie, separated by centuries, cultures and continents. Burns is a literary icon, Scotland’s Bard. Guthrie is the Dust Bowl Troubadour, his songs crafted in hobo camps, picket lines, and migrant trails.

When?
05/01/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where?
Friends Theater

The Sunday Film Club

Join George Levert, Emmy-Award winning producer at WOSU Public Media, for a screening of WOSU’s award winning series Columbus Neighborhoods. This week we’ll be exploring the history and culture of the King-Lincoln neighborhood.

When?
05/08/2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where?
Friends Theater

Our Spotlight

Captain Phillips (2013)

“If you ever wanted to experience what it would be like to be held hostage by a band of desperate and dangerous high-seas buccaneers as they brandish automatic weapons with careless abandon, then “Captain Phillips” is probably as close as you will ever get, or want to get.” Roger Ebert

The World's End (2013)

“You might not expect a slapstick comedy about middle-aged pubcrawlers brawling with superhuman extraterrestrial invaders to have brains, heart and wisdom, but that's “The World's End,” a rare film that's as much fun as you've heard.” Roger Ebert

The Bling Ring (2013)

“Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.” (IMDB)

Iron Man 3 (2013)

“Marvel's “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?” (IMDB)

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

A new take on a movie classic: “Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he’s hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.” (Source: IMDb)

Recommended Ebooks

Great writers often have a strong taste for the pleasures of life, and a cool drink is high on the list. This weeks eBooks look at the connection between authors and alcohol, both in their writing and their lives. Whether you are a teetotaler or a tippler, these books are full of interesting stories and a good way to indulge in a few literary libations.

  • Tequila Mockingbird will teach you how to mix up literary inspired cocktails like Rye and Prejudice, The Old Man and Seagrams and Bridget Jones's Daiquiri.
  • Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers combines biographical information about America's greatest and thirstiest writers, with recipes inspired by their beverage of choice.
  • To Have and Have Another explores Ernest Hemingway's love of a good cocktail, the way this infused his writing and, of course, recipes for the drinks he and his character's enjoyed.

Happy Reading!

The Media Blog

Columbus Neighborhoods series

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Come to the Friends' Theatre tomorrow night for the first screening in our series of the Emmy Award-winning Columbus Neighborhoods.

Beginning at 7 PM, Cindy Gaillard, Executive Producer for Arts & Culture at WOSU Public Media, will introduce two episodes: Downtown & Franklinton.   Also, be sure to check our collection for the WOSU Columbus Neighborhoods series for more neighborhoods!

Future screenings will feature the South Side (April 17) and the King-Lincoln district (May 8).

Beck's new album on Hoopla

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Beck's newest album – and his first in 6 years – was released today. In an interview on Morning Edition, he described the journey, including: falling from a harness and hurting his back, recording most of a country album in Nashville that he didn't release and a short stay in the hospital because of a spider bite.

Luckily, listening to Morning Phase is much easier, you can borrow it today from Hoopla....Read more

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» Find a Nook Reader in our catalog

B&N Nook LogoUpper 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.

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Media Services: About Us

The Media Services Department is one of the library’s most popular areas. A wide variety of DVDs, CDs, and magazines ensures that there is something for everyone.
Our DVD collection ranges from the latest blockbusters to Academy Award winning classics. We also feature complete seasons of popular television shows, music concerts, documentaries, and foreign language films from around the world.