We are excited to announce hoopla digital: a new digital media service that allows access to nearly half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet by streaming.
How do I get it?
- Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com or download the Apple iOS, Android or Amazon app.
- Click “Log In” and then “Sign Up.” Select “Summit Free Public Library.” You will need to provide your Summit library card number, PIN (the same PIN that you use for your library account, usually the last four digits of your library barcode number), and then create a Hoopla account using your email address and a password you create.
- Search or browse for the item you want to borrow, then click or tap “Borrow.” The item will now be added to your “My Titles” list.
- In a Web browser, click or tap “Play” to begin streaming your item. In an Android or Apple iOS app, tap “Play” to begin listening or watching immediately or the download icon to save the title on your device for playback later. (Note: You may need to install the Widevine plugin before streaming anything in your computer’s browser.)
Who can borrow items from hoopla?
All Summit Library cardholders (residents, employed, students and paid cards) will have access to hoopla. Patrons with over $5 in fines or expired cards will be unable to access hoopla.
How many items can I check out at a time?
You can check out up to five items per calendar month. For example, 2 movies, 2 music albums, and 1 tv show will equal your monthly limit.
How long can I keep the items I borrow from Hoopla?
Movie and TV content is available for 72 hours (3 days).
Music albums are available for 7 days.
eBooks, comics and audiobooks are available for 21 days.
Can I read, listen to or view what I borrow on more than one device?
Once you borrow a title on one device it is automatically available via all devices with the Hoopla app or on your computer through your browser.
What is the difference between downloading and streaming titles?
All titles are available for streaming (requires continuous internet connection) on a computer or laptop. Using the Hoopla app on an iOS or Android device allows you to download the title for listening and viewing offline. Streaming content to your mobile device when not connected to a Wi-Fi network will impact your mobile device’s data allowance.