Have You Heard About hoopla?

Posted & filed under Blog, Technology.

Hoopla -- digital movies, music, eAudiobooksThe word is starting to spread: hoopla comprises hundreds of thousands of music albums, audiobooks, movies, and TV shows. Lincolnwood residents can borrow 10 of these per month and play them on a computer or mobile device. All you need is your library card!

If you haven’t taken advantage of this new service yet, try it now; setting up your account is free, and only takes a few minutes. Visit the hoopla website on your computer or laptop, or download the free hoopla app to your smartphone or tablet. Once you have an account, you can access it from any device.

Now you’re ready to customize your hoopla experience! Look for your email address (in the upper right-hand corner of the screen if you’re on a computer; in the app menu if you’re on a mobile device) to access your profile. Use the checkboxes to sign up for hoopla emails or mobile notifications, so you’ll always be the first to hear about new releases and improved features. Click Recommendation Settings (“Recommendation Behavior” on the app) to select your favorite genres in each format.

To refine your recommendations, select Favorites as you browse: click Add to Favorites on your computer, or tap the heart icon on the app. Now, when you log in, hoopla will suggest titles to fit your tastes.

Need some help getting started? Visit our hoopla help page, drop by this evening (Monday, March 23) for one-on-one assistance, or mark your calendar for Sunday, May 10, when we’ll walk you through all your options for downloading eMedia from the library in a free 90-minute class.