Hoopla

Hoopla collection contains digital music, digital audiobooks, electronic comic books, electronic books, movies, and tv episodes available for viewing or downloading. ARLS customers get 4 checkouts total a month. Download the app or click here

To Sign Up: Select Appomattox Regional Library System as your home library. You will have to enter your library card number, a password, and a valid email.

How long can I borrow items?

  1. Movies/TV - 3 Days
  2. Music - 7 Days
  3. Audiobooks - 21 days
  4. eBooks - 21 Days
  5. Comics - 21 Days

NOTE: If you've been experiencing trouble checking items out from Hoopla, please bear with us. Due to an increased number of users on the service and with the budget amount allocated for Hoopla, we are finding that the budget caps we have in place for daily usage and monthly limits are being reached much more quickly than in the past. We are working on a solution and are so grateful that such a large number of patrons are interested in using Hoopla.  We've had to make some changes to allow for more fair access to Hoopla materials, but hope to be able to raise the limits in the future. We hope that you continue to try to support the service while we work towards a solution!

I get a message saying I can't check out because the daily limit has been reached...what does that mean?
The library has placed daily and monthly spending caps on the system to moderate the spending of our Hoopla funds. Once the daily cap has been reached no patrons may check anything else out for the day. This does not mean you've lost your checkouts for the month...it only means you may have to wait a day or two to use them. If some patrons use all of their checkouts at once, we will reach that daily total very quickly...however, after 4 they are done, and it will give other patrons a chance to get material. This is an effort to give everyone equal access as best we can.

I can't find a title I'm looking for. Can you order it for me? 
Unfortunately, we don't order specific titles, we get access to the entire Hoopla catalog through our subscription. However, please remember that ARLS also has audiobooks and ebooks on OverDrive.

Which devices can I use to access Hoopla?
You can access content in the following ways:

  1. On your home computer through the Hoopla website - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari.
  2. On a smartphone with the Hoopla app - iPhone (any device running iOS 10.3 and above), and Android phones.
  3. On a tablet or other mobile device with the Hoopla app - iPod Touch 4th Gen or newer, iPad 2 and newer, Android devices with Android OS 4.4.4 (Kit Kat) and newer, and Amazon devices running Fire OS 5.0.0 and newer.
  4. Hoopla is also available through and on Roku, Fire TV (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations, but not Fire TV Cube), and Android TV.

ACK! I opened up a comic book and now I can't get back! What happened to my menu?
This is a known problem that's being worked on. For now, if you press your finger in the middle of the comic and hold it down for a couple of seconds, you will get a button near the top that says "Done". This will allow you to get back to your other titles, or your account. Hopefully, there will be a more permanent fix soon!!

Topic not listed above? Still, have questions? Go to Hoopla's help page for more tips and tricks here.