Bossard Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, graphic novels/comics, music albums, and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital -- all you need is a valid library card.
Patrons can download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles -- from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers -- available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Hoopla Digital has a simple sign-up and an attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it's easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There is also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums, audiobooks, and comics and graphic novels. Hoopla Digital's automatic return feature eliminates late fees.
To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to first download the FREE Hoopla Digital app from the App Store on your Android or IOS device. There is no need to download an app or extension for your Internet browser.
Once you have downloaded the app to your device or devices and/or clicked on the Hoopla Digital link, you will be prompted to enter your e-mail address, a password of your choosing, your library card number, and your library card PIN. If you do not have a PIN or have forgotten what it is, you will need to visit the Library in person to create a PIN or have your PIN reset. The system will validate that you are in good standing with the Library (no overdues, fines, fees, or blocks), so that you may begin to browse, borrow, and enjoy the content.
Once you borrow a title on one device it is automatically available via all devices with the Hoopla Digital app and via your PC web browsers (IE 8+, Firefox 12+, Safari 5+, Chrome 19+). When using Hoopla, you will be able to begin streaming the content immediately. You can also download content to view at a later date when you do not have access to WiFi/Internet service. You are able to access (view/read/listen to) borrowed content as often as you want during the checkout period and you can return any borrowed title whenever you want.
You will be allowed to borrow 6 items each month. Videos lend for 72 hours; Music lends for 7 days; eBooks, audiobooks, comics and graphic novels lend for 21 days.
Please contact the Library if you have any questions regarding this new service. Also, feel free to visit Hoopla Digital's Youtube channel for videos that will show you how to register and use this new service.
Come see what all the Hoopla's about!