Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hooray For Hoopla!

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Announces Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music and More

In case you haven't already heard the good news, the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is thrilled to announce public availability of thousands of free movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital!

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library card holders can now access the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device by visiting You can find the hoopla widget (pictured below) on the front page under Books, Research & Databases, or under the eResources tab. From there patrons can register their library cards by clicking on the LogIn link in the top right corner. Select Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System from the drop down menu to sign up and begin enjoying thousands of artists and titles available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.

The free content hoopla digital provides, as well as the easy-to-use interface and elimination of late fees and having to place holds on digital materials, enhances the Library System’s collection and the patron experience. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is the third library system in Georgia to partner with hoopla digital.

About hoopla digital: hoopla digital, a service of Midwest Tape, is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online.

About Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System: AFPLS is the largest in the state, with 34 libraries and a collection of 2.3 million items. It offers innovative programs, services and resources tailored to meet the needs of each branch's community. All ages may choose from a variety of classes, visit exhibitions, listen to authors discuss their work, check out videos, DVDs and CDs, attend book club discussions, get homework help, hear music and see live performances. Last year patrons borrowed more than 2.7 million items, made 3.4 million visits to the libraries and the website had over 7.9 million hits.

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