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Download & Stream Movies, TV Shows, Music & Books on Hoopla

April 13, 2020 | Adult Services

APL is thrilled to add Hoopla to our digital collection for you! Patrons can now download and stream movies, television shows, music, comics, books, and audiobooks from the Hoopla platform.

You can enjoy these items on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! There is no waiting, so titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Albany Public Library provides you 5 instant borrows each month. These digital borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow.

Hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV. Make sure to download the app to take your borrows anywhere.

Parents, Hoopla has a kids mode, that allows you activate a kid-friendly setting for finding appropriate videos, music, and books for your children.

You’ll need to create a free account on Hoopla to access the titles. Be sure to have your library card handy, as you need your card number to get started. If you need help with that, please contact APL at:   (518) 217-5601   (518) 217-8554   (518) 217-8323  Mon-Fri at 10am-6pm

Give Hoopla a try today!


Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.