INTRODUCING HOOPLA!

We’re so excited to share something with you that is BRAND NEW to Burlington Public Library – hoopla!

So, what’s all the hoopla about? (Sorry, we had to…) In their own words:

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.”

– https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Want to take a peek at what they have to offer? Check out this highlights video!

Digital content is not new for Burlington Public Library–we already offer digital materials through wonderful services like OverDrive, Kanopy, and Freegal. These have been well loved and are still available to you. So, why are we so excited to welcome hoopla to our digital content family?

What makes hoopla unique?

First, access! With hoopla, there are no holds and no waiting lists–that means no waiting to view the content you want to experience right now. Everything is always available! Hoopla has a growing collection of over 750,000 titles to choose from, and dozens of users can borrow the same title at the same time! Hooray!

Hoopla also offers features that will enhance your experience of the content you are borrowing. There are way too many to list here! Just as one example, check out this brief video highlighting some unique eBook features in hoopla that maintain graphic fidelity and enhance reading accessibility. With true-to-life pictures and dynamic read-aloud settings, everybody can get excited about reading eBooks!

Finally, hoopla offers convenience…

  • Want to experience digital content on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or smart TV? What about Amazon Alexa? Hoopla is available on all of these devices. 
  • Want to save a title that looks interesting and borrow it another time? Add it to your Favorites! 
  • Can’t remember that title you borrowed a few months ago but didn’t have time to finish? No problem–look for it in your borrowing history! 
  • With hoopla, you never have to worry about late fees because content is returned automatically at the end of its lending period. 
  • Going somewhere without WiFi? Take hoopla with you by downloading your materials. Or, when you have WiFi, save space on your device by simply streaming content.  
  • Need some quick kid-friendly options? Turn on KIDS mode and browse away!

Hoopla gives you a wide variety of formats with many options to customize your experience, and more choices gives you more control of your digital content. So, how does this really work?

Burlington Public Library provides each user with 6 borrowing credits per calendar month. Use hoopla to browse content, then borrow what interests you. Once you borrow a title, you use 1 of your 6 monthly credits. You can borrow videos for 3 days, music albums for 7 days, and audiobooks, eBooks, and comic books for 21 days. You can use additional credits to renew items. No worries about due dates – with automatic returns, there are never any late fees!

Ready to get started? It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!   

Follow the steps listed above to get signed up. Or you can learn more in the video below about how to register for an account with hoopla by using your library card:

Signed up for an account? Learn more about how to get started using hoopla on various types of devices using the videos below.

We are excited to learn and grow into this new service with you! Please reach out to us with any questions at iowabpl@gmail.com, and we will be happy to assist you however we can. We look forward to hearing more about your experiences with hoopla as you explore and enjoy this exciting new digital content app – now available at Burlington Public Library!

Hoopla for your computer:

Hoopla for your Android mobile device:

Hoopla for your iOs mobile device:

Hoopla for your Roku TV:

Hoopla for your Apple TV:

Hoopla for your Amazon Fire TV:

Hoopla for your Amazon Alexa:

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