Good but one problem 5/5
Works amazingly but you have to turn your device sideways. Tip: If it says that it cannot connect to servers bookmark your page before you turn off your phone or exit your book or exit the app.
I can’t create an account. It freezes when I try to hit the “next” button when creating an account. Disappointed.
Easy library access 4/5
Easy all-hours access to my free local library. The app works well, but it could use improvements to better compete with other e-reader apps (screen won't rotate, app sometimes freezes when page turning).
More options 3/5
It would be great if you had more Oscar-winning films in the collection. Also it would be great if you had more older films available.
Hoopla awesome app! Works flawlessly. Borrow library books for free without returning them or late fees. Good selection of ebooks, movies and music to choose from. Download the Hoopla app!
Last line of text doesn't show 1/5
When reading e-books, the last line of text doesn't show, and instead it's covered by the bar that says how many pages are left in each chapter.
By pin number??
Where’s ur PIN number on ur library card???
You can only borrow a certain amount every month. I have had issues borrowing when items have been returned. I borrowed three movies and watched one of them and when I returned the one I watched the rest of the movies were returned as well. I could not get them back because I had exceeded the borrowed amount for the month. And I could not borrow books.
Love love love 5/5
I have the time and money to read with this app. I download the audiobooks and listen during commutes, while folding laundry, while in the shower, or cooking dinner. I love this!
Minimal titles available
By the Christopher
Very user friendly, accessible and tons of titles to choose
Love it!! 5/5
So easy to borrow title!!
I love the audiobooks and I’m listening to books every day on my commute, I feel like I’m getting so much smarter for using my time wisely because of this app. Thank you!
So frustrating 3/5
Why limit on number per month?
No way to return when finished. No way to correct choice if mistake is made
By SR signs
Wonderful site for books,movies and music
Cyber library 5/5
By hottie head
I used to use the on line catalogues to find books to put on hold and then go pick up and later drop off. Now I can simply find them on line and read them there. No fuss, no bother. A lot of the features are similar to a site I have used called Sequential, with the advantage of not needing to buy the books. A win win situation. So glad I stumbled upon this system (from poster at the library).
Hoopla Digital 3/5
I like the app but dislike the 4 book per month limit. Ive only checked out ebooks and they dowload well for the most part. Occasionally the book downloaded doesnt match the book I thought to download. Also the last update has caused a problem with finding bookmarked pages. When I seek the bookmark I am taken to the the beginning of the chapter in which the bookmark was left instead of the page bookmarked. Im sure they will fix the problem soon though.
Space eater 3/5
I like the service. I like the app.
I have problems with airplay.
And it never seems to clear the cache. App is supposed to take up 34mb but I have nothing checked out or download and it is taking up almost 800. There is no option to manually close the cache unless I uninstall an reinstall which involves all the passwords again.
Pros and Cons 3/5
I love the easy access to audiobooks on Hoopla. However, the app doesn’t always work and there are not as many well known books offered as Audiobooks. I also find it difficult to find books that I am interested in.
Loved it when it worked 2/5
Recently noticed the app keeps crashing about 3 seconds after opening it. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled it on both my iPhone and iPad and it keeps happening. Can not get it to stay open long enough to do anything.
Incredible free resource! 5/5
Runs great. Huge selection. Very grateful for this app!
Easy to use. 5/5
I enjoy this app a lot. It’s easy to use and gives great suggestions. It’s much easier than the app my library suggested I use.
Really, really good 4/5
I'm super grateful to Ben Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, the US library system et. al. for getting us to this digital point. The app works great in many, many ways.
It's been improved continuously--thank you for the app and updates. I definitely like the newer "People also borrowed" feature! Could also use preview (like ComiXology).
Absolutely Love This App! 5/5
By C Genn
So easy to navigate! This app makes it so convenient to rent books movies and music from my library without having to worry about late charges.
This is a library app! We should be able to get at LEAST 10 books!
Best App for Library users 5/5
I use this app for Audio books. Highly recommended.
Unique Variety 4/5
Hoopla, from my library, provides a unique variety of materials. We only have 6 titles a month, so I use the app for movies/shows not available from other streaming sources. I've found some little known, but entertaining movies and tv shows.
Font size too small after last update 2/5
Large font is now about 6 pt, and there are only two choices, large (6pt) and small, about (5 pt).
Wish it had a table of contents 5/5
Love the app. Works similar to Overdrive. I really wish it had a table of contents.
I constantly lose my place when the app closes. Most library books do not have ability to move around in the book, so I have to flip pages to find what I want.
Best audio book app 5/5
Has such a great selection of adult and kids titles. We use this app more then any other app!!
Will you discredit my review if I begin by telling you that the hoopla app changed my life? What if I add the word 'literally'? Would I lose you then? Because the truth is, this app literally changed my life. I had no idea that I loved reading as much as I do until I started to listen to audiobooks. I have always known that I loved learning but I felt that book learnin', in particular, was a little bit beyond my reach. I just don't have what it takes to sit down and read book after book after book. Enter hoopla. Astrophysics? Check. Mind-blowing Indi films that I can't see elsewhere in my stupid conservative town? Check. Russian literature? Check. (Okay, actually, it turns out that Russian literature is still a little too slow for me, even as an audiobook but I never would have known that without hoopla!)
The moral of the story, don't read Dostoyevski in the winter... I mean, hoopla is awesome and you should totally get it. They have a great selection of films for all ages, educational videos and books, lots of health-real acted stuff and a music section that I haven't even gotten around to exploring yet because there's so much other cool stuff in there.
Some of the features I like: obviously it's essential that the app hold your place between listening sessions but hoopla goes the extra mile and holds your place between returns and between devices. So when you're on that long road trip and you think maybe now you'll be able to drag yourself through that depressing story by Tolstoy, you won't have to drudge through the first half again; you can jump right to the end where you know God is going to show up and make it all worthwhile.
Bookmarks: you can bookmark any place, which comes in really handy when Aliosha shows up because he's the only character with any ounce of love in his heart and you can come back to him when the others are pissing you off. I never did finish the brothers k...
The search features are really nice. If you find that you love Dostoyevski, you can easily find similar authors. Or if you find that you hate Dostoyevski, you can easily avoid similar authors and stick to the delights of American literature as your little heart desires.
Bottomless selection: I've had it for over a year. I have tons of time to listen, watch, and learn, and I have never yet felt like I couldn't find something I was super interested in reading or learning about. I challenge you to find the end of this barrel of goodness. Ain't gonna happen.
Bottom line: this is a great resource for improving knowledge, refining your cultural sensitivities, and learning just about anything you're hoping to learn. God's speed and good luck out there.
Hoopla the app 5/5
By BB in US
Switched from the Overdrive app several months ago upon recommendation of a tech's person at the Richmond Va library and love it!
Extremely user friendly. 😊
Love Hoopla 5/5
I absolutely LOvE this app! Easy to navigate.
Only thing I would like to see is longer checkout time. And search feature within category. I.e- Audiobooks-Christian-topic search...
Only 10 1/5
Usually if you have a library card don't let you get 60 out at the library. But you're the only let you get 10 out a month.
Love it! 5/5
I love it and they have a wide selection of ebooks as well as audiobooks. The only downside is that we are only allowed 4 books per month.
Like many 70+ year olds, my eyesight isn’t what it used to be. I notified Hoopla a month ago that I could not adjust the font size on my borrowed books and they told me that they had a problem with an update. Great. Just my luck. But nothing has been done and no updates on when the expect to have it fixed. It’s USLESS TO ME.
Like the app but... 3/5
By Quasi Motor
I’ve been using Hoopla for years now and always loved it, until the last update. I cannot adjust the font size as I used to anymore. Some books are therefore hard to read.
Good App 4/5
Hoopla is a pretty good app. I love how you can watch tv shows and movies along with reading and listening to books. But, I would love it if they would stop the automatic turn in during the middle of the month. If want to watch a movie multiple times, I want to able to watch for the whole month and not just it turning in after a few days. They should put the automatic turn in at the end of the month.
Very cool app! 5/5
User-friendly app with great books - could not be happier!
Graphic novels galore 4/5
By Hoopla ooh la la!
Great selection of comics and graphic novels, with an intuitive, easy to use interface. Fantastic image resolution.
Excellent App!!! 5/5
Love this app. I use it for audio books while traveling. Good selection of titles and easy to use. And it’s free!
How wonderful to have access to so much knowledge every moment of the day!!!! Thank you!
Love it but has problems 4/5
I love hoopla but lately the words are going underneath the pages left in chapter and is kind of hard to read please fix
I had an issue checking out and it never loaded. When I finally got the copy I wanted, my borrowing amount severely limited for the month....
Great service, OK execution 3/5
The good: works reasonably well with library services, allowing you to listen to free audiobooks.
The bad: Poor use of iOS audio APIs, resulting in poor response to play/pause commands from accessories. Volume control is covered by app switcher at bottom of iPhone X. ⏩ control is ambiguous.
5 Stars! 5/5
I absolutely love this app! For years I’ve frequented my local library for audiobooks and collected comic editions, and while I still do support the brick and mortar library I am impressed with the addition of digital access to so many items! Audiobooks, comics, music, e-books even television and movies! I can think of no other app I use as much!
Hoopla is amazing 5/5
By i LOve Buks
I love hoopla so much it gives me a chance to listen to books that I haven’t listened and movies Iove it so much I enjoyed it thank you for awesome such great books and
Thank you for the experience! 5/5
I can’t imagine my world without Hoopla in it. Thanks for enriching my life!
I mean, it's free so, there really isn't much to complain about. I've been having a blast listening to the free audiobooks that I can find. They may not have everything, but they do have enough for no cost.
I’m giving this app four stars instead of five simply because it seems to freeze on a regular. If I am reading a book, suddenly the app will freeze preventing me from flipping to the next page. I’ll have to close the app, reopen it, and resume reading. Usually I can read without issues for another 10 minutes before having to close the app again. This gets pretty tiresome and makes for a lackluster reading experience. I’m hoping that this issue can be fixed.
I had lots of issues with this app a few years ago and so I left it for a while. I couldn't get things to download no matter what I tried. Everything seems to have been fixed now and I have not had any problems.