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There's a Whole Lot of 'hoopla' at Greenwich Library

The library has expanded patrons' ability to use digital technology to borrow movies, music and TV shows.


It just got easier to borrow thousands of movies, television shows and music albums from Greenwich Library.

The library announced Wednesday that it has partnered with hoopla digital, a new service that offers patrons access to movies, TV shows and music by using their Greenwich Library card. The service, now available on the Library’s website, is part of Greenwich Library’s Strategic Plan initiative to embrace and integrate emerging media into its collections.

Greenwich becomes the third library in the state to use the hoopla app. The other two are Scoville Memorial Library and Darien Library.

Greenwich Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles — from major Hollywood studios, and record companies — available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

The automatic return feature eliminates late fees. 

To access the system on a mobile device, patrons will need to first download the free hoopla digital app from the App Store on their Android or IOS device. After downloading the app and/or clicking on the hoopla digital link on the website www.greenwichlibrary.org, patrons will be prompted to enter their email address, a password, library card number, and library card PIN number. The system will validate the library account, so that patrons can begin to browse, borrow, and enjoy the content. 

Here are some helpful hints for using hoopla:

  • After borrowing a title on one device, it is automatically available via all devices with the hoopla digital app and PC web browsers (IE 8+, Firefox 12+, Safari 5+, Chrome 19+).
  • When using hoopla, patrons can begin streaming the content immediately or download content to view at a later date.
  • Patrons will be allowed to borrow five titles each month

    • Video lends for 72 hours
    • Music lends for 7 days

    • Patrons can access (view/listen to) borrowed content as often as they want during the checkout period or return borrowed titles early if they wish.

    For more information, call the library reference desk at (203) 622-7910.


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