Awesome free app 5/5
Love this app. It lets me read free comic books from the library. I’ve worked my way through all of Saga, now onto Hellboy. Works great!!
Audiobooks need improvement 3/5
Things I like about this app: it allows you the option of streaming or downloading audiobooks on your device; you can borrow titles immediately without having to deal with availability and waiting lists.
Things I don’t like about this app: there are some *major* issues with some recordings (ex: one audiobook I was listening to skipped an entire chunk over an hour and a half long in the middle, others have had skips that significantly interfered with a good minute or so of listening); wish there were a larger selection of books.
The maximum limit 1/5
I love this app. Except, and this is a big except, the maximum limit for the entire month is 3 borrows... for that reason alone I cane only give 1 Star.
I’m also experiencing trouble when I finish a chapter. Instead of going to the next chapter it goes back into the chapter I just completed....
By Artemis: goddess of the Moon
Love how you can read multiple books at a time. I also like how you can access any book that you have checked out (that hasn't been returned) at any given time.
By My Viewpoint
Love this app. Helped on my Spiritual Journey with the Lord. I have access to so much wisdom. Hoopla is an instrument that helps me on my path of life with Jesus. Thank you Hoopla!
Best App Ever! 5/5
Knowledge is power and this app gives you a variety of books m, as well as audiobooks right at your fingertips!! I’m in heaven. So grateful our libraries have upgraded to include this type of technology. Read on 👏📚
Love it but... 4/5
I really do live this app, I use it for audio books, tv shows, music. While using Hoopla on my iPod and iPad no problem, but every time I use it through the Apple TV, I have to enter a code, using another device, looked to settings to see it can just remember the sign on, but nothing there. When I open the iPad, iPod, thank goodness I do not have to do this. Other than that this would be a 5 star app for me.
I can’t get enough! 5/5
I love this app! I download a book, throw in my headphones and I can do my work, workout, or just lose myself in a title. Best part of my day!
Overly needy and annoying rate me pop up 1/5
I would give you. Better rating if that annoying pop rate me thing did not pop up every three seconds. You wanted a rating, you got it. 1 Star and crappy review. Enjoy!
Thousands of audiobooks for your long drive/ walks 4/5
I am a busy social work graduate student and I love this app. It connects me with my local library and allows me to listen to dozens of books for free.
Incredible! Thank you!!
Update: it would be great if you added a way to jump to specific chapters.
Also, if there was a way to organize my “liked” books by topic; and to easily find my 5 rated books.
Item return needed 4/5
By love iphone5
Love this app, now that hoopla only allows for two items to be checked out monthly, please include the ability to return a completed checked out item so a vacancy is created to allow a new item for check out
Love Hoopla 5/5
Love reading books on Hoopla!! It's so easy to search and download.
I like it so far 5/5
I think it is awesome to have so much stuff available with just your library card. Amazing. I wish the website would allow for me to search for things by category like videos only. Maybe that is available on the computer version. On the phone app I can type in Beethoven, in search of a documentary, and I get a huge list of books, music, and video. The only way to find out what it is is to click each one individually.
How did I go so Long without this? 5/5
Fantastic service that I’m grateful for my local library offering. One thing I’d like to see in a future update is audio books with some sort of chapter marking. Cheers - William
It’s ok 3/5
By Christopher 1492
I really like that I can borrow books when I’m at home or out and about. But what I don’t like is that I can’t listen by chapters or choose chapters that I want to read.
Night mode please? 3/5
By Der Golem
When I open a book to listen before bed, I am blinded by the piercing white light from the app on my iPad.
Please, add a dark background behind the book cover and gray controls. Please, please, please.
Great app 5/5
Great app - very large collection of audiobooks with player that works well. App is intuitive and easy to use. Strange system of credits - 8 per month, instead of 8 at a time, is just kind of weird. Otherwise terrific app.
Wonderful app 5/5
This is a great way to get audiobooks. So simple and easy.
Great supplement to audible 4/5
By klaire m
I've been an audible member for over 20 years, however 1 credit a month doesn't go far with 3-4 hours of commuting each day, Hooplas audiobooks help me bridge the gaps.
My must have app 5/5
I wish I would have downloaded this app sooner! I sit at a desk all day and playing my music loud enough to drown out the chitchat and people around me would be really irritating for myself and everyone else. Not to mention that I was getting a little tired of music anyways. So I was browsing my local library’s site, in silence, to put on hold a couple of parenting books I wanted to read (side note: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World is a MUST read) and I noticed that I could download the audio version right away! I was sold on the app since day one. Thanks again for this amazing app. I’ve been listening to books non stop with my headphones at work and I feel so accomplished at the end of the day. Theres nothing like blocking out any distraction with a good book :)
Love it 5/5
I love the variety of books and listen everyday.
Absolutely love!!! 5/5
This is a great app!! Many up-to-date movies, plus a few oldies, if you're into them. Plenty to select from in multiple genres. Definitely recommend!!
It’s not a book review. It’s a hoopla review. The availability it great. But I miss being able to go to a specific chapter. Will this be upgraded soon?
Why did you lower the number of books you can borrow?? 1/5
Why did you lower the number of books from 8 to 2 books per month???
Easy to use, wide selection, great on long solo car trips when the radio has gotten old
APP UPDATE 1/5
Havent been able to select or unselect FAVORITES for over 2 weeks now.
Stupid rule of 7 1/5
I really don’t like the fact you can only borrow 7 things books audio music a month that is so dumb..
Blaze Valentine 5/5
By Super baby 1219
Hoopla is amazing! I never knew that my library provides so many awesome titles right at my fingertips and for free with my library card! I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
Great app. I use it everyday.
Great App!! Great Content! 5/5
By Paralegal 2013
What to start an audio book on your phone, then switch to your pc without worrying about where you paused it? This app is for you. Loads of great content-new movies, classic movies, latest albums, and Great Courses -all for the price of a library card (That's free!). Christmas came early with the Roku Hoopla station! Every device I do receive it on sings with joy, as does my heart ❤️.
Add gingerbread man by Melanie Martinez!! 4/5
By My brother is a pain
Hi this is Avira and i LOVE Melanie Martinez!!
But there is no gingerbread man by Melanie Martinez!!
Please add gingerbread man!!
Glitchy and no way to navigate 2/5
By H. Hoff
Hoopla is a really glitchy app that you often have to close and restart to make function as it is supposed to. It also does not feature any capabilities to navigate by chapter when you are using audiobooks. This makes it really difficult when listening to nonfiction or anthologies as you can’t move between chapters.
I love this app! 5/5
If I reborrow a book, the app remembers where I stopped listening, even if its been a few months. It makes recommendations. Same value as Audible, but for FREE!!
Hoopla review 5/5
By hoopla lovet
Hoopla provides me with all the books and movies that are just right for me and it is soooo helpful! Hoopla’s just the best I can’t even describe how helpful it is
The Rock, the road and the Rabbi 4/5
By Queen Tammy
Would love to see some of the newer books on the stand
Bad books 4/5
Whenever I go to look up a book it isn’t there
I love Hoopla 5/5
I love Hoopla and have started listening to audio books and reading more. I have discovered titles I otherwise would not have read and love that cookbooks I have pondered purchasing are available on Hoopla. I can try them to see how the recipes are without the commitment of purchasing. This is a terrific service.
Best app I ever downloaded. I love the access to audiobooks, books, and video. I would definitely recommend.
App is great when it works 3/5
The app lets me download books about once a month. I try everyday and get an annoying message stating, " your library's lending limit has been reached." Whether it's the morning or night, the message comes up 95% of the time. Make the app not enjoyable
Keeps asking me to rate it 1/5
Pop up asked me to rate it three times. Hit Cancel but it just keeps asking me. Don’t do that. Good app, otherwise.
Sync issues 4/5
Overall the app works great. Once in a while, it fails to sync between my iPad & iPhone.
Best app ever 5/5
Single greatest app I have for my phone. Idk about the other offered materials, but the reading aspect of the app is magnificent and I have a spectacular selection to choose from. There have been numerous books I wanted to read, and never had a chance to, but now I’m catching up. It has so many of the books I longed to read I am genuinely overwhelmed. Just download and enjoy!
Life Changing! 5/5
Free books! Omg I’m in literary heaven!!
By Timer owe
This app is terrible. Every time I would try to log in or borrow a book it would say that something was wrong with my card. I tried it with different accounts but nothing worked. I do not recommend.
Best app ... hands down 5/5
It is because of the wealth of resources of Hoopla that has caused me to keep my smartphone. There are too many ways that governments and hackers are using our devices to spy on us but, having Hoopla and all it's resources at my disposal daily makes it worth the risk. The day Hoopla and all it's resources goes away is the day I chuck this smartphone and get an old dumb phone. I'm not being facetious, Hoopla is that significant to me.
Love it 4/5
Love this option of reading or listening to books. I love that I am able to read books that I probably would not have read before. I just wish there was note of a selection. I wish more recent books were available!!
download issues 2/5
Last update made app unusable offline. Errors when try to download titles again. Downloads which have issues can not be recovered or re-downloaded
Need to fix problems on iPad.
Use Gingerly 4/5
By Nick Alexander
Hoopla is fantastic ... except when it's erratic. The selection is second to none. But any small trigger on your device--a notification, screen lock, etc., and it causes it to stop, be unable to start again.
How I've learned to live with this? Before you start hoopla, set your device on airplane mode, turn off screen lock (set to never), turn down the brightness, and turn off notifications to local apps. Then enjoy.
UPDATE: This app has proven to be most invaluable as an eReader, particularly on Kindle Fire devices. That’s because it allows me to flip pages using the volume controls. Meaning, with a Bluetooth clicker, you can change pages. This is perfect for those who wish to read on the treadmill, clicker in hand.
Great theory poor execution 2/5
Love the idea... of only they could execute. The app plays HORRIBLY over Bluetooth and does not respond to basic Bluetooth commands like... you know... pause.
It also constantly tells me it can’t connect to hoopla servers.... constantly, like I have to clear four pop ups every time I bring up the app, even though I can view and download and even stream content.
I didn’t write this review six months ago when I first tried the app, figuring that these were bugs that would go away with updates.... nope.
Great. Love it. 5/5
By J. D. Bear
Good selection, works well, free. Very happy with it.