Getting Started with the Hoopla App
Downloading the App & Creating an Account
Search Hoopla in your device's app store and download the Hoopla Digital app.
Open the app and select "Don't have an account? Sign up to create your free Hoopla account with your library card."
Either select Lake Forest Library from the list provided or search for it.
Enter your library card number with no spaces between the numbers.
Then create a username (email) and password for logging in.
Searching for an Item
Use the bottom navigation to search within the categories of Video, Music, or Books. Once you've selected one of those categories, there will be another menu at the top of the page with more categories to choose from (ex. If you selected Books, you'll choose either Audiobooks, eBooks, or Comics.)
You can also search for a specific title by selecting the Search icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
Borrowing an Item
You are limited to 10 checkouts per month through Hoopla.
Click on the cover image of the item you wish to borrow.
On the next screen, select Borrow and begin streaming the item over Wi-Fi.
If you'd like to download the item to use on the go, select "Download to your device."
- Movies and TV shows: 3 days
- Music: 1 week
- eAudiobooks, eBooks, Comics: 3 weeks
Listening, Watching, or Reading
Find your checked-out items by selecting My Hoopla on the bottom menu.
Don't worry about late fees; items in Hoopla return themselves once the loan period ends.