The Dayton Metro Library has a brand new service for patrons who enjoy digital movies, television shows and music. The service, called Hoopla, offers thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios and record companies for downloading or instant streaming on smart phones, tablets and computers, free of charge. Only a Dayton Metro Library card is needed to access the service from the library’s website, DaytonMetroLibrary.org.
“Anticipating a huge number of our patrons will receive new ereaders, tablets and smart phones this holiday season, now is the perfect time for us to expand our digital library offerings,” said Jean Gaffney, manager of Acquisition and Collection Development at the library. “We already offer audio books and ebooks through Overdrive, and digital magazines with Zinio. Now Hoopla provides thousands of movie titles, television episodes and CDs for downloading or streaming to computers and portable devices.”
Hoopla offers more than 3000 movies, 9000 television episodes and 300,000 full-length music CDs, with new releases scheduled each week.
“Hoopla fills a need for our patrons who want to take their entertainment with them wherever they go,” said Gaffney. “You don’t have to wait to borrow anything, and the automatic return means there are no late fees. The service is completely free.”
To access Hoopla, visit the library’s website at DaytonMetroLibrary.org. Users must have a Dayton Metro Library card and PIN number to register. Library cards are free to anyone residing in the state of Ohio. Cards must be issued in person at any Dayton Metro Library location. For more information, call the library at 496-8904.