This spring, the Bridges Library System and your public library is offering a limited time trial of a free media service called hoopla. With your library card, you can download and stream movies, TV shows, ebooks, comics, music, and more on your device for FREE. Take a look at www.hoopladigital.com or download the Hoopla app in the app store.
Where can I find the Hoopla app?
The Hoopla app is available in the Google Play store and iTunes store. Hoopla works on Android and Apple devices, including Apple TV devices and Apple CarPlay. It also works on desktop computers and web browsers, as well as Amazon devices, Alexa, and a Roku channel. You can find out more about specific operating systems on the Hoopla Help page.
How do I sign up for a Hoopla account?
After downloading the app or opening Hoopla on a desktop browser, you will see a log-in screen. Click “Sign Up” to create an account. You will be asked to enter your email address and create a password. Then, you will need to select the library where you have a card. Enter your library card number. Your account is now active!
What types of materials are available in Hoopla?
Hoopla offers a huge collection of materials in a variety of formats: movies, TV shows, music albums, comic books, ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines.
How many items can I check out per month?
At this time, each cardholder is able to check out four items per month. (For TV shows, each episode counts as one item). If you renew an item in the same month, it counts as another check-out. For the month of April, Hoopla is offering a Bonus Borrows collection. Checking out items from this collection does NOT count toward a patron’s monthly limit.
Do I have to put items on hold?
No, there is no wait for items in Hoopla, so you don’t have to put anything on hold.
What are the lending periods?
The lending periods vary by item.
- Books (ebooks, audiobooks, comics): 21 day lending period
- Movies and television episodes: 3 day lending period
- Music albums: 7 day lending period
Are there any fines?
No. Items are automatically returned and removed from your device when the lending period ends.
Feel free to contact us with questions or comments regarding your Hoopla experience. Enjoy this new way to “library”!