Hoopla: the Digital Library
By Lajla R.
Do you go to the library? Regardless of whether you do or don’t, you can still enjoy the library experience from the comfort of your own home. If you are never able to make it to the library to get books and movies, Hoopla is the app for you! What is Hoopla? It’s a digital library available on your mobile device. To use this app, all you need is a library card, and you’re good to go!
The first thing you’ll need to do if you don’t already have an account is to sign up with your library card number. Depending on how much it costs to get a card at your library, this can be very cheap. For example, at my library, a library card only costs $1.00. After signing up, you check out up to four eBooks, movies, audiobooks, and/or music per month.
Unlike the library, you will never worry about getting your items turned it on time! With Hoopla, you will never incur any late fees. The app automatically returns any checkouts for you. With this being said, you are able to return your checkouts if you finish them before the due date. Hoopla is your easiest option if you cannot access a library all the time. Although you may not be able to find every book or movie on the app, there are hundreds to choose from.
Hoopla can keep children and adults alike entertained without internet access. All you have to do here is click “download” to download your title. Your title should be available under “Borrowed Titles.” Whether you’re on a mobile device or computer, Hoopla can be accessed anywhere!