New OverDrive feature

Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth

Wisconsin’s Digital Library has a new feature—its users can now recommend titles for inclusion in the collection.  This appears as a choice when you do a search, if you are logged in.  There will be a bar where you may click to search for Library Collection (all titles currently owned), Available Now (currently available for checkout), or use the new feature Additional Titles

New search bar

You may access it from Advanced Search by clicking the button at the bottom of the search page.

Advanced Search option


The Additional Titles search refers to titles which are available to be purchased by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium for inclusion in the Wisconsin’s Digital Library collection.  Choosing this search provides a list of all titles available for purchase, even those already purchased by Wisconsin’s Digital Library.  You can do a search for the title, author or subject.  When the list comes up you can tell which items are already owned by the listing of formats available to download and the choice Add to my cart or Place a hold.

For a title not currently owned click the light blue Recommend button to send this suggestion to the selectors.

Recommend button

A window will pop up giving two choices.  You can choose to be notified if the book is purchased and/or you may choose to be placed on the waiting list.  You will be prompted to type in your email address for a notice to be sent.

Recommend window

Recommendations for purchase will be reviewed by selectors.  A window will pop up showing you have recommended a title. 

Recommend answer

When a book you recommended is purchased you will be notified according to your choices.  You may view titles you have recommended by going into My Account and clicking My Recommendations.

My Recommendations

While not every title or author is available to be recommended, you will find new titles you are eager to read by using this new feature.

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