In these months of social distancing and staying safer at home, do you find yourself overwhelmed by the news and bored with what’s on TV? Do you crave the calm of settling in with a good book or a movie of your own choosing without having to leave home to get them? Yes and yes! Well, here’s some good news: the Marinette County Libraries are offering Hoopla, a new digital service that you can get from the comfort of home for free with your library card.
Hoopla has over 12,000 movies, 46,000 music titles, 46,000 audiobooks, 13,000 comics and graphic novels, 151,000 e-books, and 2,000 TV shows for library patrons to download or stream. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, smart phone, or laptop. All you need is your library card and a device to connect to the Internet.
To sign up for a new Hoopla account, go to hoopladigital.com or download the Hoopla Digital app. Once you’re there, you simply sign up with your email address and create a password. Then you’ll choose your library. For Marinette County library users, select: Marinette County Libraries. Complete your registration by entering your library card number.
When you’re looking through the Hoopla website, there are a few things to keep in mind:
According to Rebeca Livick, Branch Librarian for the Niagara and Goodman-Dunbar libraries and Hoopla user: “One very fun feature is the ‘Recommendations.’ If you choose your favorite genres for each category, Hoopla can offer recommendations for materials that you may not have heard of. It’s a great option for those who just want something, but don’t know what.”
If you don’t have a library card or need to update an older library card, please visit our library catalog at www.infosoup.org or contact your local branch library. Stay safe and explore all the digital and online resources your library has to offer!