Use This App to Check out Digital Library Books From Home


For avid readers, there's nothing better than the sweet (and musty) smell of books — a smell that comes free when you enter a public library. You know what else comes free at a library? Books.

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But for book fans who can't always get to the library, there's another way to get free library books from the comfort of your own home — through the digital media service, Hoopla. Hoopla is an app that lets you instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, just like you would do at a library.

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All you need to do is sign up with the app, choose your local library from the list of over 1,200 libraries around the country, and enter your library card number. You'll instantly have access to every title your in your library's collection.

Want to watch The Imitation Game? No problem. Want to hear the entire Hamilton soundtrack? Done.

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If your library isn't listed on the app, you may be able to pay a small fee to get a library card from another library nearby.

No more waiting for a popular book to be in stock — titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to enjoy on your phone, tablet, or browser later. Hoopla has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added every day. The literary world is at your fingertips. Literally.

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Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period. And that means you'll never pay a late fee again!

Download Hoopla for free at iTunes, Google Play, or the Amazon app store.

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