Hoopla’s New Interface Coming Soon!

hoopla bannerThe  Hoopla LightSpeed Release Information Sheet offers a quick, yet comprehensive, look at the features we think you’ll find most interesting, and is segregated by use purpose:

  • General LightSpeed Information
  • Information Libraries Can Use
  • Information Patrons Can Use

On top of these, two big changes that you and your patrons should know are:

  • Patrons will need to log in using their password (which they may or may not remember). hoopla will be glad to help in response to patron password inquiries.
  • Patrons (iOS users only) with active downloaded content will notice that updating to LightSpeed will delete their previous download (s). These are, however, still accessible, and only need to be re-downloaded – not re-borrowed – to enjoy offline.

    Please read and share the Hoopla LightSpeed Release Information Sheet with your colleagues.

Hoopla Now Available

whats all the hooplaStarting April 15, 2014, there will be a promo slide on the Library’s home page for Hoopla linked to our Hot Topic – Hoopla. Hoopla is a new service for downloading movies and TV shows.

Users can stream 4 movies or TV shows per calendar month. Movies & TV shows are always available. Most are borrowed for 3 days, some movies are 2 days based on publisher’s request. If the user has a tablet (iOS or Android except for Kindle Fire) they can install the Hoopla app and download movies for viewing offline. The Kindle Fire app is coming soon. Currently the only wireless device to beam the movies to their TV sets is Apple TV. Others will becoming available in the future.

Download the Hoopla handout with the basic steps to downloading movies and give to patrons to help promote our new service.

 

Please share this information with your patrons.