Borrow up to 5 items per month: movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets to enjoy later. With hoopla the Public Library comes to you!
Open and log in with established account, or click the Sign Up link below the log in fields. The app will ask for GPS Permission to access your location so it can quickly determine your library.
Across the top of the screen are Home, Borrowed, Favorites, History, and Favorites, and below that are the number of remaining checkouts for the month. Choose from media types or scroll down to see featured titles.
Click on any item to see more details, add as a Favorite, or checkout. For television shows, scroll down to see episodes available for checkout. Unfortunately, samples are not available for titles on hoopla.
To borrow a title, click on the blue Borrow button. Your borrowed titles can be played right after borrowing!
hoopla users can borrow up to 5 titles each month. Lending periods for media differ:
Use the app to download titles for viewing or listening while you're out of WiFi range. Simply click the blue Read button after checkout and the title will download to your device.
Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over. There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any of hoopla's content.
To edit email address, update your library card, PIN, or change your password, use Settings using the hamburger n the upper-right hand corner of the page. Also, this is where users can turn on Kid's Mode and edit what recommended titles they would like to see when visiting the site. If you change the PIN on your Library Card you need to come here, go to Library Settings, and then update the saved PIN with your new PIN which is saved with your Library Card number here.
To get hoopla onto an Alexa device, first you must add the hoopla “skill” (this is the Alexa equivalent of installing an app from the app store). The skill can be added to Alexa by searching for hoopla Digital on the Amazon website, or by clicking here.
When interacting with hoopla, Alexa requires patrons to phrase the command like this: “Alexa, ask hoopla…” For example, “Alexa, ask hoopla how many borrows I have remaining.” Requests must start with “Alexa, ask hoopla…” If not, Alexa will not know to get the information from hoopla, and will instead return results from Amazon (which may incur costs if your account is set up for automatic purchase). A complete list of commands can be found on the hoopla FAQ page.