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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.

SLP: Summer Library Program
2023 Summer Library Program

Get ready for a summer full of reading, fun and prizes! Scroll past the registration area to learn more about our children’s, teen, and adult summer library programs. Register Here Children’s Program REGISTRATION: Registration is not requ…

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Exterior Rendering of the Appleton Public Library
Library Building Project Update – May 2023

City staff continue to work with architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) on the library building project. Project ProgressCity staff, The Boldt Company and SOM have modified the design to reduce the scope of the project. Major chang…

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Ellen Kort Sidewalk Poetry
Congratulations to the 2023 Sidewalk Poetry Winners

We would like to congratulate the authors of the selected poems for the 2023 City of Appleton’s Sidewalk Poetry Program! You can read their submissions below. If you aren’t aware of the Sidewalk Poetry Program, it was launched by the City of Ap…

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Job Opportunity
Library Intern (Part-Time)
Apply by midnight on June 18, 2023