Library Download & Streaming Services

APL provides access to several sites which will allow you to download eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos. Look for the HELP info for each service, below.


How to Access now that it's in Overdrive / the Libby app

Find Artistworks in Libby by clicking the Library Card icon at the bottom of the app, and then scrolling down and tapping on "Extras" in the list of browsing options.

accessing ArtistWorks in the Libby app

We are currently working to make ArtistWorks accessible through the WPLC Overdrive website. (9 June 2021)

    Beginning to advanced lessons for instruments, voice, and physical art through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.
  • Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments
  • Video based with bookmarking features
  • Browser-based, 24/7 learning.
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Download or stream 7 items each calendar month with no waiting lists. If you see it and you want it, you can have it. Hoopla gives you access to 500,000 movies, tv, music, books*, audiobooks*, and comics. Use Hoopla on your laptop or computer by logging in to the website, or use the Hoopla app on your mobile devices.

For a list of supported devices, go to and click on Supported Devices.

Getting Started

1) w w w . h o o p l a d i g i t a l . c o m

2) Click the blue GET STARTED button… you’ll be prompted for the following steps:

3) Enter your email address and create a password

4) Search for and select APPLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY

5) Enter your Library Card Number and PIN

6) Click the blue SIGN ME UP button

Using It

1) Login to the site OR open the app
2) Find what you want and click Borrow. It's that easy. Movies, Audiobooks, and TV give you the option to Download to your device (rather than just stream by default) while Books and Comics download automatically.

Check Out Periods

21 days: audiobooks*, books*, & comics
07 days: music
03 days: movies & tv episodes (each episode counts as one download toward your total)
When your checkout period is up, the items will automatically return and be deleted from your device.




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LearningExpress Library

Find tests, tutorials, ebooks, and more related to

  • Career Prep
  • High School Equivalency
  • College Admissions Prep
  • Grades 4-8 Educator Resources
  • High School Students
  • College Students
  • Adult Core Skills
  • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.


Intro to Using Learning Express Library


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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an easy to use and effective language learning tool focusing on everyday conversation. This program provides step by step lesson plans for many different languages. Mango includes specialty, topical courses and non-English movies to help you practice comprehension.

How it works. Mango is easy to use and can work on any operating system and with any web browser; the Mango app is free.

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OverDrive WI Digital Library (Libby app)

Downloadable audiobooks, music, eBooks, and videos. A total of 10 items may be checked out and 10 additional items placed on hold for a single account. You will likely encounter Hold Lists for some digital titles; we do not have unlimited access to digital titles. You can view statewide statistics for this service here.

 HELP with OverDrive

  • The OverDrive app is called Libby by OverDrive
  • Kindle users may want to point their browser to since you cannot use the app (OverDrive only codes for compatibility with iOS, Android, and Microsoft).
  • Choosing your Library when setting up/logging into your account
    • On a computer, use InfoSoup Libraries in the selection list to select your Library. Do not choose the Appleton Public Library in Minnesota as it will not work for you.
    • On the Libby app with a zip code search, select Wisconsin Public Library Consortium as your library. If you are using the "Choose Your Location" link, use InfoSoup Libraries in the selection list.
  • Getting Started with OverDrive | OverDrive Help
  • Transfer OverDrive holds to your new library card number. In the “describe your problem” section put in NEW card number (labeled as new) and old card number (labeled as OLD).



About OverDrive & the Libby App



Libby App Doesn't Work on Your Device?



Setting Your Default Due Date Lengths

When you first sign up for OverDrive, typically it assigns you the shortest checkout period for items (EX: one week for an audiobook or book rather than 2 or 3 weeks). You can set your preferred, default checkout durations by logging into the site (this cannot be done in the app).



Returning Items Early



Submitting a Support Ticket

If you are having technical issues with a title not downloading properly and you are given an error message, library staff can submit a support ticket to OverDrive on your behalf. Here is the info we will need you to provide to us so we can pass it on to OverDrive.

Support Ticket Info



Overdrive acquired RBdigital and imported their audiobook and magazine titles into the Overdrive collection in the Fall of 2020.

You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great ebooks and audiobooks you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby. If you have already been enjoying the Libby app, there will be no change, other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow.

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