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Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now. Sign up today!
What's New in Version 4.9.1
I like that hoopla has titles that I cannot get elsewhere. However, I wish that I could only check out ten items at a time and not simply ten items per month. I would like to check out an unlimited amount of items per month. I like the way that OverDrive does it. I can check out six items at a time, but I can check out unlimited amount of items per month. If I have six items on my card and return one, I can check out another. I would like hoopla to be this way, too.
I also think they should give the option to create a list of items you want to check out. They should also create a rating system.
But seriously, 10 items per month?? The is a little ridiculous. There should be no borrowing limit per month (only a limit on the number of items you check out at a time). Take away the borrowing limit and you increase business. For example, right now I can only give hoopla business ten times a month right. However, with no borrowing limit (per month), I can pretty much give them as much business as I please.
Nice idea, but...
It's a great app to catch up on books that I don't have to buy first. This has enabled me to be able to make a more educated guess before purchasing. But I've had problems more than once with books that download, then don't play. After contacting Support I had hoped that I would be given the "rental" back or not have it count against me, but no luck there. I started not to write this, but it just happened again with another rental. Great concept, but I don't like checking out something, not being able to read it, then not getting the rental taken out of the number I can check out. I see reviewers list a different number of rentals they can do per month. Mine is 8, I've seen 4, I've seen 10. Don't know what makes each one different. And I agree it does seem odd that even if you return a rental you can't check out another one if you've reached your max for the month. Also had quite a few times that the app has crashed. Rebooting my iPad doesn't seem to make a difference.
Great free app
How can I complain about an app that gets me free stuff? The selection isn't the greatest but there's some good stuff on here, particularly the audiobooks and music. Not so good selection for the movies. I like that you can download the content so you don't have to have an internet connection, and you don't have to worry about waiting lists- either it's available or it's not. And unlike overdrive or axis 360, I don't have to search for and borrow the book on one app and then download and read it on another. You just search, click on it, read the description of you need to, and borrow it! I wish there were longer checkout periods for movies and music, but I understand. And since you don't have to put stuff on hold, just don't check it out until you're ready to watch/listen to it.