Posted by: Sadie Bruce on Monday, August 14th, 2017
Metropolitan Library System is happy to bring you hoopla!
So, what’s hoopla?
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, 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. You can enjoy hoopla anytime, anywhere. Absolutely no waiting or placing holds!
How does it work?
Hoopla is available for streaming via the web (TV, movies) or downloading/streaming (eBooks, eAudio, comics) through the hoopla app. Here is the list of supported Android, Amazon & Apple devices and you can also stream using Chromecast or Roku. Visit the website and/or download the app then login using your library card number and pin, which is your last name. Don’t have a library card? Get one here.
Once you’ve entered your library card information and last name, you will need to create a hoopla account using an email address. Don’t have an email address? You can sign up for one online using sites like Gmail or Yahoo. Once you’ve set up an email address, you can use it to login to hoopla.
Caregivers, there’s an option in the settings which allows you to limit content by age appropriateness.
Is there a checkout limit?
Yes, there is. Currently, we are offering 6 checkouts per month. You can use your checkouts for any of hoopla’s great content: tv, movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics. If you use your 6 checkouts and still need something to read, we recommend trying local indie authors, or Overdrive Comics, eBooks and eAudiobooks. If you’re looking for more music, check out Freegal, which has millions of songs you can download legally for free.
How long can I enjoy hoopla items?
With hoopla, every content type has a different lending period. Here's a quick breakdown: