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Posted on: August 30, 2018

New lending service at Library provides access via mobile devices

Joplin Public Library is excited to introduce hoopla, a brand new, revolutionary library lending service! Patrons can now borrow thousands of videos and music albums right from a smartphone, tablet or web browser. This easy-to-use digital lending platform is available to all Joplin Public Library patrons using web browsers or Apple devices.

hoopla is a program that allows Joplin Public Library patrons to use their library account to electronically borrow movies, TV episodes and music albums and access them from any compatible device. Using cloud computing, patrons can borrow titles using a home computer, begin watching on a tablet, and resume using a smartphone – anywhere there’s an Internet connection!

The app is designed for users of all ages and skill levels, and is as easy to navigate as the library shelves. Best of all, with mobile devices, hoopla allows you to take the library with you wherever you go!

Patrons will enjoy access to over 300,000 videos and music albums! Simply find a title, click “Borrow,” and watch or listen wherever you are. When your lending period expires titles are automatically removed from your library, making late fees a thing of the past.

hoopla was designed and published by Midwest Tape, LLC. Midwest Tape has been a leader in library media service for over 25 years.

For more information, call the Library at 417-623-7953 or visit our website,

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