Checkout the New Hoopla Interface

By Jamie W. RSS Fri, March 6, 2015

Today Hoopla unveiled a slick new interface that puts you in touch with the streaming movies, television, music, and audiobooks you love even faster. The new interface, which the company calls, LightSpeed, is designed to be faster and more mobile-friendly. Features include the ability to:

  • Access popular titles 24/7 with fewer touches.
  • Explore over 280,000 movies, music albums, audiobooks and more, all with high-resolution title cover art.
  • Receive a more personally-tailored experience with content recommendations based on your recent activity.
  • Discover new content and narrow searches by genre with a Browse/Search icon.
  • A new home screen where your most recently accessed titles appear, as well as a quick glance at all of our formats.
  • A new “resume” function from the home screen; continuing playback is now one touch away.
  • Check out the new ability to “favorite” - instantly adding titles to your recommendations when they come out.
  • As always, there’s never a late fee, and borrowed content returns automatically.
  • Get started in seconds by downloading the free hoopla digital mobile app or visiting on the web.

Give Hoopla a try today. 

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Christian Kelly - philadelphia
Friday, March 6, 2015

Nice information, I like to use Hoopla
rahul saldanha - india
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Can you explain the resason for the limiting the number of checkouts in a month? I can read 4 books in a week. With Overdrive I could check out as many as I wanted. More and more of your books are on Hoopla which is severely restricting my access to your books.
Karen Jantzi - Philadelphia
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hi Karen. We're sorry that we are not able to offer more Hoopla checkouts per month at this time. To provide equal access to the subscription service, while staying within our budget, we must create limits on its usage. We offer a variety of ways to enjoy digital content at the Free Library: Hoopla - You may checkout 4 items a month. Overdrive - You can checkout 6 items at a time and have 10 items on hold at once. Kanopy - You can watch 4 films a month. RBDigital - You can checkout 6 audiobooks at a time as well as an unlimited number of digital magazines Freading - You can checkout 6 ebooks a week. Please email us using the link at if you need further assistance.
Jamie B. - Philadelphia
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I am receiving an error message from Hoopla when I try to borrow a book. It says "Library is currently not enabled as a provider." Please advise.
Kira Mabry - Philadelphia
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Hi Kira - that's correct. The Free Library is no longer offering Hoopla. Please see our recent blog post for more details:
Jamie W - Philadelphia
Friday, July 9, 2021

I would like to use Hoopla for auto books and ebooks
Barbara S Young - Pennsylvania
Monday, September 12, 2022

Why are you no longer a hooplah provider??
Kimberlie Ann Rolek - Philadelphia
Wednesday, November 23, 2022