An ad-free, payment-free way to enjoy books, music, TV and more.
hoopla is one of the Racine Public Library’s digital content platforms. On hoopla, you can stream and access audiobooks, e-books, comics, graphic novels, movies, television episodes and music albums. This service is even available in 10 different languages.
hoopla currently offers more than one million titles that you can enjoy whenever you want, and new titles are added every week. All content is ad-free and completely free to access with your library card.
Update: As of September 2023, the monthly download limit has been changed to three titles per patron, per month, due to budgetary constraints. In addition, BingePasses are no longer available.
How do I use hoopla?
Register for a hoopla account, and enter your library card number and PIN. Once you’re in, just find the content you want, and borrow it! While you can only borrow three titles a month, all titles are unlimited and available immediately. This means you never have to place holds or wait for an item to be returned to enjoy what you’re looking for.
Your borrowing limit means that you can pick up to three titles each month (total — not at once). Unused borrows do not roll over to the next month, but your limit will start over on the first of each month.
hoopla also has a kids-only mode for those 12 and under. When you press the kids-only button, hoopla will only show age-appropriate content until you press the button again or log out.
How long can I borrow hoopla titles for?
While borrowing times vary depending on the publisher, titles are usually available for the following amounts of time.
- Videos: 3 days
- Music and BingePasses: 7 days
- Books and comics: 21 days
After your time is up, titles return automatically. Just like checking out anything else from the Racine Public Library, there’s never any fines on the titles you borrow. While you can renew titles, keep in mind that will count as an additional download for the month.
What devices can I use hoopla on?
You can use hoopla on the following platforms:
- Desktop website. Content is viewable online-only — downloads are not available. Works on Safari, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Linux is not currently supported.
- iOS, Android or Kindle Fire app, including iOS CarPlay and Android Auto. Content is viewable online, or you can download it to your device for offline enjoyment. Kindle Paperwhite and similar devices are not currently supported.
- Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku and Android TV. Fire TV Cube and smart TVs are not currently supported.
Note that downloads of individual titles aren’t transferable to other devices or programs, and they won’t stay on your app after your time with the title is up.
You can install hoopla on as many devices as you want, but you can only open your account on one device at a time.
What do I do if something isn't working on hoopla?
Check out hoopla’s support FAQs.
What other digital media does the library offer?
For more digital content, check out Wisconsin’s Digital Library for e-books, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows and movies. (Or download the Libby app for a more convenient way to access the e-books, audiobooks and magazines from this collection.) You can also find digital comics on Comics Plus. If you need help making up your mind, we’ve broken down the main differences between Libby and hoopla for you here.