Durham County Library has long had ebooks and e-audiobooks, and we recently added e-magazines to our list of digital collections. Now, with our launch of hoopla, we can round out that list with digital video, music and even more e-audiobooks.
hoopla offers DCL patrons free, no-wait access to over 107,000 music albums, almost 8,000 movies and television shows and over 10,000 audiobooks. Music is a real strength of hoopla’s collection containing 84% of current Billboard music. Albums are released to hoopla the day they are released to the market.
Movies from top Hollywood studios are at least a couple of years old, but there are many critically-acclaimed films available. The selection from past TV shows is extensive, with something for everyone. Children’s movies and TV are a particular highlight of hoopla’s video collection.
Here are some highlights of hoopla at Durham County Library:
- Unlimited copies means no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks;
- hoopla’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees;
- Once you borrow a title on one device it is automatically available via all devices with the hoopla digital app (iOS and Android) and via your computer web browsers (IE 8+, Firefox 12+, Safari 5+, Chrome 19+);
- When using hoopla, you will be able to begin streaming the content immediately. You can also download content to your mobile device to view at a later date (in case you won’t have Wi-Fi on that plane ride);
- You can borrow 4 titles each month;
- Video lends for 72 hours;
- Music lends for 7 days;
- Audiobooks lend for 21 days;
- You are able to access (view/listen to) borrowed content as often as you want during the checkout period and can return any borrowed title whenever you want.
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