There is a new streaming service coming December 2, 2019 to the East Greenbush Library! Hoopla Digital is a one-stop-shop for all things digital entertainment.
Hoopla Digital is a service that has access to over 700,000 titles in various formats:
-e-books (including novels, graphic novels and non-fiction)
Hoopla Digital is free to any East Greenbush or Schodack resident. If you are a resident of East Greenbush or Schodack and your card is denied, please come to the circulation desk at the library with proof of your current residence.
Hoopla differs from OverDrive because there are no holds or waiting lists. If you are browsing and see an e-book or movie that you want to check out, you can check it out right then and there without having to wait.
You are allowed five checkouts per month. This includes all types of media. The loan period starts from the moment the title is borrowed. Titles will be automatically returned at the end of the loan period and there are no late fees. Additionally, you are able to re-borrow the same title once the lending period has ended. Here are the lending periods for various media types:
e-books/Comics/Graphic Novels – 21 days
Movies/Television – 72 hours (some content 48 hours)
Music – 7 days
Audiobooks – 21 days
This sounds great, you may be saying to yourself, how do I sign up? Well, it’s easy! Starting December 2, 2019, head over to Hoopla’s website or download the app to your device, and create a free account. All you need to sign up is an email address and your library card number.
Once your account has been created, you’re ready to start streaming and/or downloading content. You can view Hoopla content on a computer, your smartphone, and various other streaming devices such as: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Android and Amazon Alexa (smart speaker).
If you check out an e-book, the book must be read within the Hoopla app.
If you are unable to borrow materials and you have not reached your monthly five item limit, please contact the library.
If you have any questions, you can contact Hoopla staff directly via email through the app and they will respond within 24 hours.