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hoopla: a new multimedia platform

New digital platform for Barrington card holders available now! 

hoopla digital provides online and mobile access to ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV series. With hoopla and your valid library card, Barrington Public Library card holders can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content via hoopla’s mobile app or www.hoopladigital.com. There are no ads or commercials while enjoying content on hoopla. We are constantly getting new titles from various vendors on a weekly basis. Sometimes titles will be added for a limited time, so if you see something you like, check it out! 

Simple to access and use, with no waiting and no hassles, hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner of public libraries for over 25 years. All you need to get started is your library card and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet. Sign up today! 

hoopla is a free service to you, provided by your library and the Friends of Barrington Public Library.

Here's how it works: visit hoopladigital.com. Select "Get started today" to create a new account with your email address. Search for Barrington Public Library. Select "Barrington Public Library (RI)" and then next. Type in your Ocean State Libraries card number. Then, select "sign me up." You now have access to hoopla! If you don't have a library card, there will be a link displayed to "obtain a library card online." hoopla is a digital platform offered to Barrington Public Library card holders only.

You can borrow up to 4 titles per month. Borrows reset on the first of the month. Each title has a different lending period, which will be displayed upon borrowing and in your "Currently Borrowed" page. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow.

You can access Hoopla from any device, including iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. To set up hoopla on a device, visit hoopla's Vimeo account for video tutorials. Hoopla has an exceptional Help page on their website and within the app. You may also reach your Barrington librarians from our Ask A Librarian page. 

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), hoopla announced a special update: 

Bonus Borrows collection

In order to provide relief and more content to you during this difficult time of sheltering at home, hoopla Digital has curated the hoopla Bonus Borrows collection. This list of more than 1,000 top titles has been made available thanks to the efforts of hoopla and publishers. PLUS, you will be debited ZERO borrows when you borrow any of the included titles! These titles are a bonus to your 4 borrows this month!

In addition to these titles, you will also continue to have access to hoopla's full collection of over 750,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more. At this time, the Bonus Borrows collection will be available through April 30, 2020.

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