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

  1. New OverDrive eReading Room for Kids and Teens

    Kids & Teens eReading Room

    New--Monday, February 17! 

    OverDrive has provided a new interface to make it easier for kids and teens to look for books at their interest level.  You may bookmark the new interface on your child's device.  The new screen will only show ebooks and audio books for kids and teens. 

  2. OverDrive Media Console version 3 provides new options!

    OverDrive Media Console v3

    The OverDrive Media Console app, version 3.0, is now available to iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch using  iOS6*; and Android devices with OS v4.0.  Older models should be able to use the previous version of OverDrive Media Console.


    New features include:

  3. New features on OverDrive!

    OverDrive Wisconsin's Digital Library

    Cover, Grid or List—these are new ways to browse for titles. 


    For a quick look at the collection, try the cover view.  You will see more books at once.

    Cover view of Overdrive


  4. New features for Wisconsin’s Digital Library!

    Wisconsin's Digital Library

    The upgrade to the OverDrive site makes access to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks even easier to use on computer, phone, tablet or iPod.

  5. New OverDrive feature

    OverDrive:  Wisconsin's Digital Library

    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

  6. An astonishing milestone has been reached by Wisconsin’s Digital Library!

    Wisconsin library patrons have downloaded over 2 million checkouts as of the end of September, placing the state system at one of the highest levels of usage in the U.S.  The Wisconsin collection has even surpassed the New York Public Library in number of checkouts.


  7. New look for Appleton electronic resources

    The new website for the Appleton Public Library has provided a new way to access databases, downloadable books and magazines, and other information.  They are now available under the “elibrary” tab on the home page. 


  8. Free ebooks for fantasy and science fiction fans

    Of course you can access books from Wisconsin's Digital Library for free using your InfoSoup library card, but there are other places on the web where you can get free ebooks, and today I'd like to talk about a site with free ebooks in the science fiction and fantasy fields.

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