Saturday, December 10, 2016

What's all the hoopla about hoopla?

"What is hoopla? Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is an all in one digital service made available to you through the ABQ-BernCo 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."
~from our website

Library customers can check out 5 titles (eVideos, eMusic, eAudiobooks, eComics, and eBooks) a month - videos checkout for 72 hours, music for 7 days, audiobooks for 21 days. There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees. It's easy to find hoopla material when searching the library catalog -  in a search, you will see a designation to the left of the item of eVideo, eMusic, eBook, or eAudiobook:

 If you look in the record, you can see the designation on the left, and "hoopla digital" will be nestled amidst the record's information, and of course, if you click on "Access". it will take you to hoopla.

We have found it easiest to search in hoopla itself for available material. Here's the in-app view:

You can view or listen to your checked out items as many times as you wish and return at will, but when you return an item and you have already checked out 5 for the month, you don't get to check out another item. Titles return automatically on their due date if not already returned.

It's easy to sign up! To register for a hoopla account,visit from your PC, or by using our mobile app on your iOS or Android device. You will need to provide an e-mail address, create a password, and have your library account information ready. The free mobile app can be found in the App Store and the Google Play store.

If you are an avid comic fan, be sure to check out hoopla's panel-by-panel comic reader! Just open up your checked-out graphic novel and double click on the first panel to activate.

Visit our digital media guide for more information, including a list of supported devices, help for iOS and Android, walkthroughs, links to app downloads, and information about using the service.

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