Services @ APL

Library Cards
Information on getting a Library card, including the application, is available in our FAQ pages, along with details on checkout periods, renewing, overdue items, placing holds, and much more.

Computers and Wifi
Computers with Internet access are located throughout the library. A library card is required to logon, although visitors from out-of-state may request a guest pass at any service desk. We also have free WiFi throughout the building.

We have a Digital Creation Lab with six iMacs and other professional equipment and software available for use with photo ID. A computer with a feeder scanner is also located on the second floor.

Printing and Copying
We have two printer copiers available for public use. The cost is $.15 for one-sided black and white and $.35 for one-sided color. Wireless printing is also available for devices on a Windows or Mac environment.

Meeting Rooms
The lower level meeting rooms can be booked up to three months in advance for public meetings. For more information, please read meeting room rules and regulations. To book a meeting room use the online form or call Library Administration at 832-6170.

Tax Forms
The IRS and WI Dept of Revenue sends select forms to APL. Between the last week of January through tax filing day in April, tax forms and instructions can be found on the main level.

Voter Registration
Some library staff are deputized to provide voter registration for City of Appleton residents. Ask about this service at any of our service desks.

Notary Public
Several staff members are Notaries Public. Although we cannot guarantee that one will be on duty at all times, they are often available. Please call ahead if you wish to use this free service.

Hearing Loop
Our lower level Meeting Room A/B/C or Meeting Room C when divided into smaller rooms is equipped with a hearing loop.

The hearing loop installation was funded by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, awarded to the DPI by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services with additional funding provided by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System.

Study Rooms
Three rooms are available for small group use on the second floor. Two of the rooms fit one to two people and one room fits three to six people. Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Community Posters and Brochures
Posters and brochures which advertise local nonprofit groups are displayed in the first floor hallway. Posters and brochures can be dropped off for display in our lower level administration offce. 

Walking Books
A materials delivery service is provided by volunteers to homebound patrons. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-6346 to arrange for this service or to volunteer to deliver library materials.