Hoopla

Comics and eBooks are now available to you from hoopla, along with thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks. Hoopla is available for mobile and online access through a partnership with hoopla digital. All you need is a valid Bremen Public Library card and a supported device.

Devices and Browsers:

Apple iOS 7.1 or later

Android 4.x and above.

Kindle Fire

Currently, only Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd gen) (13.3.2.1), HDX 8.9" (3rd gen) (14.3.2.1), and the newest Kindle Fire HD tablets are officially supported. However, the Bremen Library staff has been able to load and use the hoopla app on a Kindle Fire version 10.5.1.

Supported Web Browsers:

Hoopla recommends the most recent versions of Internet Explorer (10+), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and/or Safari. To view video content you will also need to install the Widevine Media Optimizer browser plugin. You will be prompted to install the plug-in the first time you play hoopla video content. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation of this plug-in. You might have to refresh your browser, and perhaps even close and re-open your browser to successfully complete installation. Audio only content (music and audiobooks) does not require the Widevine plugin.

Widevine is officially supported on Windows 7 or 8 or Mac Intel OS X 10.6 or later. It may be compatible with Windows XP and Vista computers that have an updated web browser. If you have problems, we suggest you try using a different web browser or updating your current browser to the latest release.

How to download and stream digital content from Hoopla

  1. If using a mobile device, install the free hoopla digital mobile app from applicable store (Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Amazon).
  2. Register for an account using the hoopla app on your mobile device or by visiting www.hoopladigital.com on your computer. You will need to provide an email address, create a password, and have your library card information.
  3. Browse for titles or use the search function.
  4. To borrow a title click on the title's icon and then click the Borrow button.
  5. Borrowed titles can be be found under the My Titles tab for viewing and listening.
  6. Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over.

Streaming vs. Downloading

To browse hoopla, checkout, and to stream content you must be connected to the Internet. Laptop and desktop computer users are limited to streaming content with an active Internet connection. However, with the hoopla mobile app you can complete a temporary download to play content without an Internet connection. The downloading process varies with the app used.

When downloading is complete, you should be able to enjoy your content without an active Internet connection.

Lending Periods