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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 our catalog 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 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 library card numbers for your household and use it at checkout. See today’s events, and more!

Book Matchmaker

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Let our reading experts pick the perfect titles for you. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and receive a personalized list of book recommendations from our staff.

Second Level Demolition
Library Building Project Update – September 2023

Library building construction has begun. Key building project progress points from The Boldt Company from the last month include: trailer location finalized on site; fiber and power run to trailers; lower-level ceiling and wall demo complete.

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Appleton Public Library Staff with Library Card
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide September 15 through October 15? It’s a month of celebration and appreciation of the Hispanic culture, history and contributions.

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Adult Services Librarian Offering Small Business Help to Patron
Small Business Help

One of our focus areas is to serve as a connector for small business resources and information. We do this through our One-on-One Small Business Help. When we match community members with critical small business information, resources, and programs, …

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