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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

Version 4.20.1

• Fixed issue with Chromecast playback

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

55.4K Ratings

55.4K Ratings

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.

Ok sometimes, unreliable many times


When it comes Audiobooks and eBooks, Hoopla can be totally awesome to downright frustrating and a waste of time. Since there are no samples, you have to hope the provided summary or abstract gives you enough quality information about the book for you to know if it's worth checking out. These summaries can range from top notch to non-existent, and many of the summaries just don't cut it! Intriguing titles may be all you have to go on. But the only way to determine if such a book is what you were looking for or if it's truly of interest, you must officially check out the book and download it. And if you find out it's not what you were interested in or perhaps it's just garbage, too bad because that's one less check out available to you for the month. Of course that is provided the audiobook or eBook WILL download. Sometimes items never download. Each of your checked out items do have a link to use for when you are having problems with the item - one of the predefined problems to choose from is "item won't finish downloading," but over the past 3 years or so I've never ever received any kind of response or acknowledgement when submitting such a trouble ticket.

Developer Response

Hi SeekerJones, thank you so much for your feedback! If you haven't contacted us at yet, please do so, we would love to look into these experiences for you! Thanks!

I Live On This App


I can't believe how much I use this app. I'm on it all the time. Be it listening to audiobooks in my car, reading graphic novels on lunch breaks, taking ebooks on vacation, streaming videos at home, it's probably my most used app. It's not without bugs. I've had it lose my place a couple times when listening to audiobooks, though that problem seems to have been fixed with recent updates. It's also been inconsistent when it comes to syncing graphic novels across my devices. Sometimes I can be reading a graphic novel on my iPhone and then pick up my iPad and it will remember where I left off. Other times I can read a graphic novel on one device but it won't let me even download, let alone sync, the item to another device. Bugs aside this app has an intuitive interface, offers a great selection, and items are always available. What's not to love? My main real complaint is that I hardly ever make it into my physical library anymore because this app makes so much available at my fingertip. Great app!


Midwest Tape LLC
48 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, French, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2012 Midwest Tape, LLC


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