Fairfield Library offers free 'hoopla' digital movies, music and more
Published 7:17 am, Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Fairfield Public Library has added "hoopla" -- the streaming digital service that has thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks -- to its free services.
Anyone with a library card can access hoopla online or through mobile devices, library officials said.
Fairfield Public Library card holders can download the free, hoopla mobile app on Android or IOS devices or log onto www.hoopladigital.com to access content from major Hollywood movie studios, record companies and publishers, the library said in a news release.
Material can be "borrowed" via instant streaming or temporary downloads to smartphones, tablets and computers, the library said. Because the material is digital, there is no waiting period for popular titles, and hoopla's automatic returns mean no late fees.
"We're committed to providing the town of Fairfield with convenient access to materials in both print and electronic formats," Town Librarian Karen Ronald said in the release. "By partnering with hoopla digital, we are able to offer educational and recreational content that is available on-the-go or at home."
The library said its card holders can access the system on mobile devices by downloading the free hoopla Android or IOS app from the App Store.
Those using an Internet browser can click on the hoopla digital link on the library's website, www.fairifeldpubliclibrary.org
A user will be prompted to enter his or her email address, a password and library card number. When the card number is validated, the user can begin browsing and borrowing titles, according to the release.
Hoopla is the latest in a series of digital resources the library offers. Others include Overdrive (ebooks and audiobooks), Freegal (music), Zinio (magazines) and One-Click Digital (e-audiobooks).
All are available around the clock from any location.
For more information on the library's hoopla services, visit www.fairfeldpubliclibrary.org.