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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

Reading magazines just got easier! Download the new Zinio for Libraries app [ iTunes Store | Google Play].

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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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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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Upcoming Program & Event Highlights

  • Privacy on Your Mobile Device

    Who knows where you are? Some of your apps may know more than you want them to. Join us at the Main Library on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. to learn more about privacy on your mobile devices, including location services, the risks of using public wifi, and what you can do to protect your privacy on the go.

  • Fairy House Building

    Bring the family to Miller Park this Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. to build a mini house out of natural materials like sticks, leaves, flowers, bark and pine cones. Register through our online program calendar.

  • Choose Privacy Week: Security First

    Good security can ease your worries about privacy. Learn more about avoiding malware, how to deal with the dozens of passwords that you can never remember, or how to improve the risky one-password-for-everything method of security you may be relying on. Join us in the Main Library's Friends Theater on Wednesday, May 6 at 3 p.m.

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News and Announcements

Published on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:40am

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The Big Give from the Columbus Foundation is returning on May 12-13 and this year, the Upper Arlington Public Library is participatingThe Big Give is a 24-hour online giving rally to benefit community nonprofits.  The campaign begins on Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Donations to the UA Library through The Big Give make us eligible for a portion of a  record $1.3 million Bonus Pool that amplifies giving on a pro rata basis. This means that everyone who gives will have their donation(s) increased based on the total amount raised during The Big Give.  All major credit cards, with a minimum donation of $20, are accepted. All credit card fees are covered by The Columbus Foundation—100% of Big Give donations go to charity. So please consider donating to the UA Library during The Big Give by visiting www.columbusfoundation.org. Thank you!

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

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We're happy to introduce to you the UA Recipe Collection. Our reference librarians uploaded 1,250+ recipes so far. These recipes were submitted by members of this community. 011715

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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 Recommendations

When Books Went To War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II, by Molly Guptill Manning

On May 10, 1933, German students (with official encouragement) burned an estimated 25,000 books in a symbolic act meant to “purify” Germany of Jewish influence. The Nazis would continue to burn books throughout their reign, both in their country and in the countries they invaded, in an attempt to stamp out any thought they deemed dangerous to National Socialism, ultimately destroying over 100 million volumes. People around the world reacted in outrage and horror, and in the US, groups of librarians, citizens, politicians, writers, and publishers came together to fight back. Through organized book donation drives and the invention of an entirely new book format—the Armed Services Edition—these fighters in World War II’s “War of Ideas” put 132 million books in the hands of American servicemen and their allies. Their work inspired an entire generation with a love of reading and enshrined books like Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as American classics. When Books Went to War tells their unforgettable story.

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Career Opportunities

We’ve partnered with the City of Upper Arlington to post Library positions through their NeoGov site. Upon clicking “Apply”, you will be re-directed to the City of Upper Arlington’s NeoGov website where you can view the full posting and apply online. To apply for a library position, you will be required to create an account in NeoGov.

Branch Associate (Lane Road Evenings/Weekends)
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Public Services Associate (Adult Services/Afternoons)
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We make a wide range of newsletters available to you via BookNews. The topics cover new releases, bestsellers, audiobooks, teen and kids' literature, home and garden and many more. Explore this convenient source of up-to-date information.

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Online Book Clubs

Experience a new book every Monday! Each week you can read 2–3 chapters of a new book, which will be e-mailed in 5-minute daily segments. If you like the book, you can check it out at the library.

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