Hoopla Viewing Instructions
The Stark County District Library's Hoopla service allows streaming of music and video and downloading to mobile devices for offline viewing and listening. Hoopla will start with a collection of 2,200 films, 425 TV shows, 7,800 audio-books, and over 100,000 full length albums. A Hoopla account is required to take advantage of these services. The following instructions will guide you through searching, ordering, and viewing digital materials from Hoopla. These instructions can be used on a computer or a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.
A computer or mobile device with an Internet connection
A Stark County District card (Don't have an SCDL card? Visit anyone of our locations and talk to any SCDL librarian rr sign up for one online.)
The Hoopla app when viewing on a mobile device (Don't have the Hoopla app? The Hoopla app can be downloaded for free from your device app store.)
Getting to know your Hoopla
Open the Hoopla app.
Tap on the content list icon (looks like three dots).
The content list provides search options, library news, and settings information.
Getting to know your Hoopla Account
You can keep track of your Hoopla items using the My Titles (Computer) or My Account (Mobile). Tap or click on the Borrowed option and you will find your list of items. Tap or click on the Favorites and your will find your list of items you have selected as your Favorites.
Searching in Hoopla
General Search: To generate a title, people, publisher, studio, or keyword search tap or click on the Search option and type in your information.
NOTE: A list of options will appear as you type in your information. You may tap or click on any item in the list to generate a list of the items. The number of items available under those search terms is found in the parentheses next to the search terms.
Browse Search: To browse a particular format type such as Music, Movies, Audiobooks, or Television tap or click on the Browse option of your choice.
You will be taken to a page with category listings such as New & Notable, Top Titles, Just Added Genres, Songs for the Season (Music), and more.
NOTE: The arrows found on the right and left of the selections move you forward and backward through the collection for that category.
To Borrow an item
Tap or click on the item's cover.
Sometimes there are additional listings under an item. Tap on the cover of the item you wish to borrow or preview the content.
Tap or click on the Borrow button.
A pop up box will appear letting you know your title has downloaded and to check your My Titles area to view or listen to your item.
To View, Listen, Play a Hoopla item
Tap or click on your My Title or My Account option. A new window will open.
Tap on the item cover and the item record will open.
To play the item, tap or click on the Play button.
To return or add as favorite tap or click on the Return or Add as Favorite button.
NOTE: For a TV show you may need to click on an episode then click the Play button. Each episode may count as a borrowed item.
You may use the navigation options at the top of a song list to pause, change tracks, and control volume
Exit Hoopla as you would any other website or page.
If you are in need of additional assistance for setting up an account, searching, borrowing, or returning an item, please contact an Stark County District Library location nearest you.
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