Hoopla

Meet Hoopla, Our Newest Streaming Media Service

hoopla ipadHuntington Public Library now offers streaming movies, television episodes, music, and audio books through Hoopla. Popular titles are always available so you can borrow what you like, when you like.

Getting Started With Hoopla Streaming Media

You'll need a few things to use streaming media:

  1. Your library card and PIN
  2. One of these supported web browsers or mobile devices:
    • Internet Explorer 8 or higher
    • Firefox version 8 or higher
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Device with iOS 6 or higher
    • Device with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher
  3. A Hoopla account
  4. An app for your mobile device or add-on for your browser. You'll be prompted to install the browser add-on if when you play your first title on your computer. If you're using a supported mobile device, you can download the Hoopla app from the appropriate app store:

google play

You can learn all about the service on the Hoopla site help page. You can also review this comprehensive USER GUIDE.   We've also answered some common and HPL-specific questions below as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many titles may I check out?

You may check out 10 titles in a calendar month. Although you may return titles early, doing so will not allow you to stream more than 10 titles per month. One check out consists of any of these items:

  • A movie
  • A television episode
  • A music album
  • An audio book

 

How long is the borrowing period?

The borrowing period depends on what you've borrowed.

  • Movies and TV episodes - 3 days
  • A music album - 7 days
  • An audio book - 21 days

Items will check back in automatically at the end of the borrowing period, so you'll never have overdue Hoopla items.

 

Do I need to be connected to the internet to watch or listen to my checked out titles?

Generally speaking, yes. Most content is streamed live over an internet connection. Be aware of this if you are streaming over a 3G/4G mobile data connection and have a limited data plan.

Some titles may be downloaded for offline viewing. Availability of this feature is based on studio or publisher restrictions. Titles may only be downloaded on iOS or Android devices using the Hoopla app.