Hoopla is a digital media service offered through Upper Sandusky Community Library that allows patrons to borrow over 750,000 titles across a variety of formats. From movies, TV shows, and music to audiobooks, ebooks, and comics, these materials can be streamed or downloaded on your computer, tablet, phone, and TV. All you need is your USCL library card to sign up!
Patrons are allowed to borrow up to eight items per month, and with hoopla there are never any holds. You can instantly stream or download your content to your device. Movies and TV shows can be checked out for three days; music albums for seven days; and audiobooks, ebooks, and comics for 21 days. Materials are automatically returned at the end of each lending period, so you will never have any late fees.
How to access hoopla:
- Website (streaming content only, will not work on browser with mobile device): hoopladigital.com
- Mobile apps: Apple or Android. Streams by default over data or Wi-Fi. Materials can be temporarily downloaded to the app and stored on your device or SD card, though you can’t keep or transfer the files to another device or program. Set top boxes (streaming content only): Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Amazon Alexa
We've linked videos above to learn how to link hoopla to your devices.
To register for a hoopla account, access hoopla through one of the options above. Enter your email address and create a password for your new account. Choose Upper Sandusky Community Library from the options of libraries (or type in Upper Sandusky Community Library in the text box if the option doesn’t appear). Then enter your USCL library card number. You’re all set to start browsing hoopla and checking out new materials!
For parents, there is a special feature on hoopla’s homepage called KIDS mode. Click on KIDS in the top right of the page and you’ll be switched to a kid-friendly setting to find materials for those aged 12 and under. You can switch this option off by clicking KIDS again.
Here'a quick video tutorial on how to sign up for hoopla using your library card: