Free & Super Useful! 4/5
By Rosie & Ben
Though occasionally glitchy, it's free and a great way to read or listen to many titles ... Saved us a pile of cash and provided hours of happy reading memories!
Without warning 4/5
I finished this book in 2 days...so action packed & well-written!
Love the app but..... 1/5
It crashes WAY too much! You have to restart your device only to have it crash again repeatedly.
Outstanding Customer Support 5/5
This is app is wonderful and is a great venue for borrowing media. The customer service is outstanding! They promptly responded to an issue with a book and worked toward a resolution. I cannot recommend their IT staff enough. Thank you very much for the excellent assistance and awesome experience!
Great app!! 5/5
By Brandon 1984
In an already busy schedule this app saves me the time of going to the library and trying to find the book I want to read. It's worth the time and effort to understand it and use it.
Temporary music at my fingertips! 5/5
Listening to music on hoopla is likened to the ephemeral feeling one has when monarch butterfly alights on ones finger. It is beautiful to temporarily choose from such an vast array of multimedia. When the multimedia expires, it vanishes seamlessly from my device and I can go about selecting more multimedia for another fleeting period of time. No purchases necessary!
Okay but faulty 3/5
By schwabe family
Works well but is faulty
Needs more tech guidance 3/5
I borrowed four items at which time I learned that's the max. However, one was an Ebook vs Audiobook. I immediately returned it. App said its be available to me for 21 days. Then I tried to borrow a different book and couldn't because my max was meat even though I returned it w/o opening it AND I only have two checked out. Further, one of them was less important than another in my faves folder. I returned another prior to listening to it. I cannot replace it. So, I'm allowed four but only have two and cannot even access the other two.
It crashes often.
I love this app 5/5
By Cando McCarthy
Truly life changing
Great but some bugs 3/5
I really enjoy listening to books on this app and it has some nice selections that my library doesn't have. One issue is that the downloaded audio books won't play when I'm offline which defeats the purpose of downloading them.
I think this app has turned the corner 3/5
The developers have finally produced an ok app. This app has had a long and tortured (for me) development. The last problem the still haven't addressed is the poor response to controls on wired or Bluetooth headphones. Pressing the play / pause button rarely does anything. Sometimes if I hold the play / pause button for a little longer it will respond and pause the book but often just brings up Siri.
My new favorite app! 5/5
This is a great app. Gives access to a large section of the library--electronically. Great for audiobooks.
Awesome App!!!! 5/5
I used this on my phone, iPad, home computer. I have not had one issue. It has a nice variety of movies, music, and audios. I am happy with this app.
Can't download anything 1/5
I have tried repeatedly to download music or audiobooks this month, and have been unsuccessful. I haven't downloaded anything so I'm not sure why it would say I can't download anything this month.
I use it all the time. Love listening to audiobooks on Hoopla.
Phenomenal Resource 4/5
Truly a little library in your pocket--and like the library, it's for free!
When nothing else but bound books will do and you need to hold it in your hand, by all means go to the library, but when you just need to read material, Hoopla is there for you.
I'm so glad my library offers this service! I just use my free library barcode, set up a profile, and then boom: books!
Languages, self-help, sci-fi series, instructional films, movies, music, e-books, audiobooks--Hoopla has it all!
The only drawback I've seen pertains to subchapters in audiobooks: there are none. You can make "bookmarks" as you go along, and you can skip around to anywhere in the book with the time slider, but there are no defined chapters. Still--I'm delighted to even HAVE the free resources, so thanks that only as a caveat, not a complaint.
Needs improvements 3/5
I've been using hoopla for years now and I haven't noticed any improvements on the front end. Still just so basic and I only use it if I absolutely exhausted all other sources.
For example, reading ebooks is so awkward and I just don't. Turning pages is a trial and error (did I hit the screen just right this time?? Nope, try again). Navigating an ebook? You can only do it by search option. No way to click on a list by chapter. Also, the way it displays is ugly and distracting. There is more! So I rent ebooks through Overdrive (lets me read on seamless apps), or wait for it... paper books! I would rather drive to my library and turn physical pages than use the ebook reader function on hoopla.
Also, I don't really like listening to audiobooks because the file is just one big stream, again, so difficult to navigate. If I lose my place or the app keeps playing it's very hard to find your space. If you divided it into smaller chunks, I would start listening more audiobooks.
So we are left with movies... selection could be better. There are very few good movies or mainstream movies. I'm sure you are making updates, however, it doesn't feel like it. I still use hoopla only if I absolutely exhausted all other options.
A few simple things could make this a great app. This is really important especially when libraries move to Axis 360 (from Overdrive). Overdrive is intuitive and has just the right features, so you have an opportunity here. Axis is so bad that I don't bother with it. Also, libraries are adding Kanopy that have an amazing selection of movies!
To users who complain about monthly limit - that's set by your library and depends on how much the library can afford. Might be an issue with the cost of hoopla for libraries.
I wish the titles worked consistently 3/5
Buggy. Titles won't download or will get stuck. App support is slow or non-responsive.
I love hoopla ❤️❤️ Everyone should have hoopla its wonderful in my opinion it's the best app in the world i❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️it!
Love it 5/5
One of my fave apps
LOVE this App! 5/5
Very user-friendly and works great with my library!
Only thing I wish you can borrow more in a month
It's ok 2/5
It seem like my items return without me returning them
Easy to find the best books 5/5
By David Jackson
I love the search feature, it makes it so easy to find what I'm looking for, and it's all free.
It's like having a library in your house!! 5/5
Wonderful way to listen to books and be able to read and reference material!! Love it!!
Love this app 4/5
By Adhanet Kifle
It's free!! And it allows you to download books/musics/movies so you can watch/ listen to it anywhere and any time.
Get this app 5/5
By dr giving 5
Listen to it every night , free had a couple errors but other then that it's a must download.
A library at your fingertips 5/5
I love this app! It allows me to find my favorite authors and read everything they have by them. It also allows me to see movies I want without paying for them like Netflix. You can find whatever you want by author, title, genre, or series. I love listening to the audio books as I go through my day. Can't recommend it enough! The only downside is the ten item limit per month.
Great app but has issues 4/5
By Robin is Dead
I would give this app five stars but there are some issues they need to fix. Like every month when I get five more thing to barrow and I try and barrow them it says something like you've reached your daily library limit on the app please try again later... Even tho I haven't barrow anything since the last month. The other thing is I think when you return something your done with it should add to your barrow number like a real library, just a thought. All around this is a great app tho, it's given me the chance to catch up on comics I've missed. Would I suggest this to a friend? For sure!
It's good but, 5/5
Only 15 books a MONTH???????????????????????????
So not fair
How do I return audio? 4/5
By J cars
I don't see an option to return an audiobook. I sift through writers and I want to return them early.
The future 5/5
This is the library experience I've been waiting for.
Could be great... 3/5
Doesn't allow you to return something in exchange for something else if what you borrowed wasn't what you thought it was. 10 loans per month! Stupid! Be like overdrive and have a maximum you can have at one time but if I return something then I should be allowed to have something else! Grrrr.
Also seriously low selection. More audio books please!
Best media app 5/5
I love that my library got this! There are books and music that aren't at my library and I don't want to pay for that are on here! I will download it to my kindle while at work and then when I go home I can listen or read because I don't have Internet.
Free books! 5/5
I love hearing books on my way to work - makes time fly by! Thanks Hoopla!
One of the first books couldn't be read, words overlapped.
I would like to be able to borrow more than 5 audiobooks. They have been great. Better than downloading audiobooks to my iPhone.
I think HOOPLA is great 4/5
The only negative is....when you return a title you have to wait for the month to end to check out another one, if you have met your limit. I wish that could be addressed.
By bob is my uncle
I hate that you can only borrow a certain amount of titles a month. If I don't like a book I can't return it and get a new one without it counting against me. There are also no chapter titles in the audiobooks. I can't skip ahead to a certain place unless I know the exact minute it is being played. Very annoying.
Awesome service.. besides one thing 5/5
Awesome service my only wish is to listen to audiobooks in 2x speed 1.5 seems not fast enough and my attention wanders. The titles and app navigation / organization are without flaw.
Always Satisfied 5/5
By Arch angel 115115
I must start by stating that I thought Hoopla would be another useless app. It turns out it's the most used. How ironic is that. I have traveled the world, been in love and upset all while listening to the audio books. I appreciate the written word but can't imagine not having it read to me. Thank you for the endless adventures.
Love it! 5/5
I'm really enjoying Hoopla. The downloads are quick, and it automatically remembers where you left off. I wish we could return our selection when finished though. A great service.
Low monthly borrowing limit 3/5
Kind of ridiculous that you can only "borrow" 10 items per month. Other than that, I LOVE the app. Wish I could give it 5 stars!!
Great supplement to the overdrive app but no waiting no holds! I have enjoyed audiobooks, tv shows and movies so far and love the ability to download and listen to books offline. Taking off one star because my downloads seem to disappear.
Gets better and better 4/5
By Marco Polo Mint
I love the ability to borrow and then return media all in one app. On a whim you can investigate music, books, stand up comedy, films, tv shows etc. My local library is pretty good, and between that library and this app the selection of content is good. The app itself keeps getting better, and is easy to use. Has become a much-used app in this household.
Needs chapters 4/5
By Marky West
In the audiobook mode, it needs needs a table of contents to advance by chapter and bookmarks.
Very Convenient! 5/5
Easy to use and a lot choices...
By that rican guy
Almost perfect 4/5
By Neighbor hoodie
What's not to like about free audio books- I would give this five stars if it would work in my car with my Bluetooth- in the car it stops and starts repeatedly to the point I can't listen. At home using ear buds I have no problem. I listen to Audible audio books in my car just fine but for some reason Hoopla stutters annoyingly. Also I wish there were more titles available but I am pleased with the fact that I can usually find something.
Love the ability to get audiobooks from the library on my device!
Mostly good! 4/5
It would be great if the audiobooks had chapter subdivisions.