New look for Appleton electronic resources

Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth

elibrary tab

The new website for the Appleton Public Library has provided a new way to access databases, downloadable books and magazines, and other information.  They are now available under the “elibrary” tab on the home page. 


A-Z is an alphabetical list of the databases available through the library.  There are just a few that you need to use in the library, like Alldata Auto Repair and AncestryLibraryEdition, but the rest you can access anywhere with internet access and your library card number and PIN (password). 


APL Created gives a list of databases created by the Appleton Public Library, some in conjunction with other organizations.  You can search for an obituary in the Appleton Post-Crescent, look at historic photos from the area, or find out which book a song is in, for a start.


Badgerlink allows access to databases provided by Department of Public Instruction’s Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning which gives you access to Consumer Reports, Soundzabound and Auto Repair Reference Center.


Downloads has links for OverDrive Wisconsin’s Digital Library where you can download ebooks or digital audio books, and Zinio electronic magazines.


Subjects lets you look for electronic resources by subject; for example genealogy or repair manuals.


QuickRef is a topical arrangement of links where you can find the next book in a series (What’s Next, under Books & Literature > Series), the elevation of Appleton (Fast Facts), or what you should call a group of badgers (Ready Reference >  Animals).


All of the electronic resources are still available, they are just accessed in a different way.  Hopefully you will find some new helpful or interesting sources of information.

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