Monday, November 7, 2016

What’s all the Hoopla about?

Your library card is a passport to the world of books, movies, e-books, and music. Now you can use it to access free streaming movies, TV and music – through an app called HOOPLA.

If you live in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, or Tompkins County, you can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or IOS device or visit  to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphones, tablets and computers.

Check out what’s available over at  

Hoopla also offers eBooks, audiobooks and Comics – but check the library catalog first, because Finger Lakes Library system may already have the title available in Overdrive.

You can borrow up to three hoopla selections each month with your active library card. “Active” means that you’ve been using it within the past couple years and you don’t have any outstanding fines. Movies and television shows will be available on your device for 3 days after you check them out.  Music will be available for 7 days and audiobooks will remain available for 21 days.  All items are returned automatically, so you won’t accumulate any late fees.

What this means is that you can access materials through Hoopla 24/7 – and if you don’t get good internet at home, remember that Candor Free Library is a wi-fi hot spot 24 hours a day.