By Midwest Tape, LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.
FREEDOM STARTS HERE, NOW.
Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.
From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.
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 4.16
• No more login issues! Once you enter your credentials, just tap LOGIN or SEND on the keyboard. No more dismissing the keyboard to login!
• We added cover art to the lock screen. It looks way cooler with pictures!
• We added the ability to rate titles. You can finally give Birdemic 2 a 5-star review!
• We added the ability to report an error on the title details. You no longer have to access the share button to report a title error!
Love this app! But would also love a few updates
I love hoopla and use it almost every day. Mostly I listen to audiobooks while I'm working, either at home or at my job. It's a great concept with lots of content and I love that it's free through the library! Very convenient to be able to download content straight to your phone. THANK YOU for adding lock screen cover art in the latest update, looks so much better. There are a couple other things that I think could be improved though.
I would love it if there was some way to make LISTS instead of just favorite items. I would like to be able to make a list of books I want to listen to, or movies I want to see, or favorite books in a certain genre, etc. Right now my list of favorites is a mixture of books I have previously borrowed and liked, and books that I have never listened to and want to remember for the future. It gets confusing sometimes.
It would also be really nice to be able to listen to a short sample, even just a minute or less, before you actually commit to borrowing it, especially because with audiobooks there are often several versions of the same book read by different narrators, and having a good narrator can really make or break the listening experience.
Great app! (updated 9/3/17)
Excellent way to stream the library! I can borrow as many as 20 items currently (update 9/3/17: for some reason it's been reduced to FOUR!). I am happy with the "heart" feature where new books or other favorite items would pop up in the recommended section. Love using the audiobooks since I can read and crochet or do other things that free up my hands. I had no problem with opening an account several months ago and was very happy when the number of items I could borrow rose from 8 to 20 items (I took away a star because 4 borrows is not enough for me, I was okay with 20 and could have been happier with more!)
Great app but has issues
I would give this app five stars but there are some issues they need to fix. Like every month when I get five more thing to barrow and I try and barrow them it says something like you've reached your daily library limit on the app please try again later... Even tho I haven't barrow anything since the last month. The other thing is I think when you return something your done with it should add to your barrow number like a real library, just a thought. All around this is a great app tho, it's given me the chance to catch up on comics I've missed. Would I suggest this to a friend? For sure!