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.


    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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eBook Collection (by EBSCOhost)

Formerly NetLibrary, eBook Collection by EBSCOhost gives you online access to select titles. However, unlike NetLibrary, titles can be downloaded and moved to an eReader; the collection also includes audiobooks (similar to Overdrive)

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Download or stream 6 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

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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.


*Books & Audiobooks: aside from Harper Collins titles, you won’t find a lot of best sellers. Hoopla is actively working with the other big 4 publishers, so this may change in the future.


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LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and study aides on a variety of topics. Also includes basic reading, writing, and math skills improvement for school children and adults. You will need your library card number.

  1. LearningExpress Adult Learning Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the GED® and U.S. citizenship tests as well as skill-building materials for adults, covering subjects like math, reading, writing, and public speaking.
  2. LearningExpress Career Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for adults, covering subjects like learning about a career and preparing for an entrance or occupational exam
  3. LearningExpress College Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials for reviewing key college skills.
  4. LearningExpress College Preparation Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the ACT, PSAT, and SAT as well as skill-building materials, including how to write a college admissions essay.
  5. LearningExpress High School Equivalency Center: a collection of web-based test preparation tools for the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests as well as skill-building materials, covering subjects like math, reading, and writing.
  6. LearningExpress Recursos para Hispanohablantes: recursos para mejorar sus habilidades escritas, matemáticas, de leer, de ser ciudadano estadounidense, y más.
  7. LearningExpress School Center: a collection of web-based skill-building materials for K-12 students, including how to prepare for tests, boost current skills, and learn new ones.
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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.

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. 

 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).


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RBdigital Audiobooks

RBdigital Audiobooks provides access to thousands of downloadable audiobook titles published by Recorded Books. For most all titles, there will be no waiting: if you see it, you can get it. The exception to this are "Coming Soon" titles, and "Single Use" titles. "Coming Soon" titles are audiobooks that aren't yet released to the platform, but are scheduled to soon be available per an agreed upon release date with the publisher. "Single Use" titles are additional titles APL purchases that only allow one user at a time; in those cases, you will need to place a Hold to be added to the list.

Helpful Hints & Links
Get the correct App
• The name of the library is Outagamie Waupaca Library System - Owlsnet; if you just start out by typing 'out' it will appear as a dropdown.

Having technical difficulties with downloading or opening titles? Please contact them directly at

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RBdigital Magazines

Read magazines on your tablet or smartphone with your Infosoup library card. Many popular and specialty titles available. You will need to create an account with your library card number, an email address, and a password for the site.

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Soundzabound Music Library

Royalty free music library that meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education. Offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effects for grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety. Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more! Part of the ECB.

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