The library is now offering hoopla, a great new library app, to all residents with a Liverpool Public Library (LPL) card!
LPL cardholders now have easy access to an extensive catalog of movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks through our new hoopla service. Stream content through your computer or temporarily download it to your Android, iOS, or Kindle devices through the Hoopla app. It takes just a few moments to set up an account; all you need is your LPL card number, an email address and an Internet connection. Try it out!
Create a hoopla account with your library card number, email address, and a password.
Tablet and smart phone users can download the Hoopla app from their app store (just search for "Hoopla Digital"). Desktop computer users simply go to hoopladigital.com and install a plug-in (Widevine). The service works from all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.
All Hoopla content is available on demand. No holds necessary. No waiting. Users can watch or listen to their selections via online streaming or by temporarily downloading selections to a mobile device for viewing without an internet connection.
Hoopla's digital collection counts tens of thousands of titles - some 100,000 CDs; 10,000 audiobooks; 3,000 movies; and 500 TV series - and continues to expand. The Holland, Ohio-based service struck new streaming deals late in 2013 with NBCUniversal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, National Geographic, and BBC America. It already had agreements with Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and eOne Music.
Checkout time for videos is 3 days (72 hours). For music CDs, it's seven days. And for audiobooks, it's three weeks. Titles will automatically disappear from the borrower’s device at the end of the loan period. Residents will be able to borrow up to 8 titles per month. (Each TV episode counts as an item.)