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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, rather than placing a hold you can 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. Don’t worry if something comes up and you can’t make it in: it stays on the Hold shelf for 10 days.

Library App

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The APL App is FREE to download and use. Search the Library Catalog, place Holds, or 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.

APL South Facade Rendering SOM
Library Building Project – January

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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Adults Reading Books at Coffee Shop
Learn How to Start a Book Club

As the New Year begins, are you thinking of starting a book club? We’re so excited for you. With a little planning, book clubs can be easy to maintain, create great discussions, and be lots of fun! Let’s start by considering some of …

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InfoSoup Library Card
Save Money! Check Out Our Free Digital Library Offerings

Our digital library is available 24/7 and is loaded with thousands of items for you to read, watch and listen to. All you need to get started is your InfoSoup library card. Don’t have a library card? No problem! Stop in, give us a cal…

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