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hoopla has digital movies, music, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks and comics.

Have questions? Read our hoopla FAQ.

With hoopla you get:

  • Instantly available titles.
  • Streaming through your browser on PC/Mac.
  • Streaming or downloading to apps for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.
  • Movies & TV shows check out for 3 days.
  • Music CDs check out for 7 days.
  • Audiobooks, eBooks and comics / graphic novels check out for 21 days.

The checkout process is the same for every format: you can stream every title through your browser on a PC/Mac and you can stream or download to the hoopla digital app on your device.

To get started in your browser:

  1. Go to hoopla and click "Get Started."
  2. Create a separate hoopla account with an email address and password (8-character minimum). The hoopla account is not linked to other Library accounts. Click "Continue."
  3. Under "Choose your library," select "Austin Public Library (TX)" and click "Next."
  4. Login with your Library card barcode and Library PIN/Password, and you're ready to use hoopla.

You can also create an account directly in the app—the process is similar to above. Get the app from your device’s app store, open it and tap Sign Up.


For more information, hoopla has a Help page, you can email them at feedback@hoopladigital.com and you can Ask a Librarian.

Is hoopla telling you that your card has expired? Watch this edition of Q&APL Live to fix your account:

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Help Pages: PDF icon hoopla_-_getting_started_-_sept2016.pdf

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