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Here are some of our popular eLibrary resources and services:

Libby / Overdrive

Overdrive and the Libby app

Overdrive is the name of the service and Libby is the name of the app used to access the Overdrive service. Get eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines to stream or download.


Hoopla Digital Library

Download or stream 7 titles each month. No wait list: if you see it, you can get it — books, music, audiobooks, videos, and graphic novels. Available to Appleton Public Library card holders.


Stream thousands of critically-acclaimed movies, documentaries and award-winning foreign films on your computer, mobile device or Kanopy TV app. Younger viewers will find content to entertain and educate in the Kanopy Kids section. Appleton Public Library patrons receive 8 play credits per month.


If InfoSoup says an item is available at APL and you want to pick it up the same day, call us for a set-aside. We’ll go to the shelf immediately to check for the item and place it on the Hold shelf for you.

Library App

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The APL App is FREE. Search the Library Catalog, place Holds, and Renew items. Add in the Library Card numbers for everyone in your household and use it at checkout. See today’s Events, and more!

Book Matchmaker

Let our reading experts pick the perfect title for you.

Simply fill out a short questionnaire and receive a personalized list of book recommendations hand-selected by our staff.

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Celebrate Hmong American Day with Hmong Art

Celebrate Hmong American Day by submitting a piece of artwork that represents your unique identity as a Hmong American. Selected artwork may be displayed in Hmong businesses in the Appleton area as part of a walking exhibit. Participants must be in g…

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Hmong Story Cloth
Share your story with us – create a Hmong story cloth

Hmong story cloths were first produced in the Thai refugee camps in the mid-1970s as a means of earning a livelihood for thousands of Hmong refugee families. These story cloths use traditional designs and depict a scene, event, or narrative from Hmon…

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Appleton Public Library Building Project Update
Library Building Project Update – February/March

Last fall, the bid opening for the construction of a redesigned library revealed costs escalated beyond the project team’s most conservative estimations. The project team recommended the City of Appleton Common Council reject all bids, allowing the t…

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Job Opportunity
Library Assistant Supervisor – Materials Management
Apply by midnight on April 2, 2023