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Hoopla

Hoopla offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television episodes, music, and comics that are always available so you can borrow what you want, when you want. You may check out 10 items a month. eBook and eAudiobook loans last for 21 days, music  for 7 days, and movies and television shows  for 3 days.

Getting Started

  1. Go to Hoopla on a computer or download the Hoopla app on a mobile device.
  2. Click on Get Started Today on a computer or Sign Up when using the mobile app and create an account. You will need your library card number to sign up.
  3. Browse the collection or search for a title.
  4. Check out the item and begin reading, listening, or watching.

Need additional help? Check out the Hoopla help page or stop by the library.

Commonly Asked Questions:  

Do I need to be connected to the internet to watch or listen to my checked out titles?

Generally speaking, yes. Most content is streamed live over an internet connection. Be aware of this if you are streaming over a 3G/4G mobile data connection and have a limited data plan.

Some titles may be downloaded for offline viewing. Titles may only be downloaded on iOS or Android devices using the Hoopla app and are downloaded to the app not the device.

Will I have to wait in a hold queue for popular titles?

No. All titles are available all the time so you will not be required to wait until someone else finishes a title before you can check it out.

Can children use Hoopla?

Yes, children with library cards in good standing may use Hoopla. However, be advised that our Hoopla collection contains material that may not be suitable for all ages. Films and television shows are labeled by MPAA and TV ratings when they have been rated. Parents are responsible for guiding their children’s use of this and other library resources.

Parents do have the option to use Hoopla’s “Kid’s Mode” Setting. In the Hoopla settings you can turn on “Kid’s Mode”. Turning it on whether you are in the app or on the website will turn on a filter that will only show you materials for kids. This setting stays with the device, not the account. So if you want “Kid’s Mode” on an iPad, it’s set for only that iPad. If you use another device (like a PC), you will have to enable “Kid’s Mode” on that device, too.

 

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