Instantly borrow digital movies, music, TV shows, eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines on your computer, tablet, phone or Internet-enabled TV or access the Great Courses Library Collection and learn something new! Create an account and start streaming or download something to enjoy offline later.

What do I need to get started?

You can use hoopla with:

  • Any PC or MAC web browser.
  • iOS or Android mobile devices.
  • Smart TVs such as Roku or Fire TV.


hoopla BingePass allows you unlimited access to magazines and courses for 7 days!

  • hoopla Magazines BingePass – Access current issues of 50 popular and in-demand magazine titles with just one hoopla Instant borrow!
  • The Great Courses BingePass – Science, history, wellness, travel – no matter your interest, learn more about it with The Great Courses BingePass…new on hoopla! Watch an entire course, or multiple courses using just one hoopla borrow!
  • Hellosaurus BingePass- Interactive stories that build confident, curious and creative kids! Designed by early childhood educators for children ages 2-8. 

Video Tutorials

Questions? Visit the hoopla Support Page.

hoopla Kids Mode

hoopla offers a Kids Mode setting where all content shown while in Kids Mode is deemed suitable for children 12 years and under. You will not be able to see any other content when you are in Kids Mode.

To enter Kids Mode on a computer:

  • Sign into your account.
  • Go to the account settings by clicking on the gear in the top right of the page.
  • Check the Kids Mode box, then scroll down and select Update.

To enter Kids Mode in the hoopla app:

  • Tap My hoopla and then the account settings icon.
  • Flip the toggle on to set the device to Kids Mode.
  • Settings must be changed separately on your computer and in the app.
  • Questions? Visit the hoopla Support Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can borrow 5 items per month. Occasionally hoopla offers a ‘bonus borrows’ month. During bonus borrows months you’ll be able to check out one extra title.

Borrowing limits reset on the first of each calendar month.

Television and movies: 3 days

Music & BingePasses: 7 days

eBooks & eAudiobooks: 21 days

No; titles will return automatically at the end of a loan period.

Yes, but it will not give you another checkout for that month. The only reason to return a title early is to free up space from your device or remove items you have already watched or listened to from your list of borrowed items.

Your library card may be blocked or expired.
If you have replaced your card since you first registered with hoopla, you may need to update your card number in hoopla. To do this:

  • Sign into hoopla and select settings in the top right corner.
  • Enter your new card number in the field where your old number displays.
  • Select Update to save your changes.

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