hoopla digital has launched BingePass, a new type of hoopla Instant Borrow that provides patrons of participating public libraries with unlimited access to popular streaming platforms for 7 days.
This new feature directly integrates into the familiar hoopla digital interface that librarians and patrons already know, trust, and love. Upon borrowing a BingePass, patrons are seamlessly connected directly into the feature partner’s website or app.
With BingePass, patrons can access 7 days of unlimited usage of the titles in each BingePass collection and only use one of their monthly hoopla Instant Borrows provided by their library. After a BingePass expires, patrons are free to borrow another pass.
BingePass launches with the introduction of hoopla Magazines. The hoopla Magazines collection, which is powered by a partnership with eMagazines, starts with current issues of popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, HGTV, Elle, Fast Company, Time for Kids, and Men’s Health—all accessible with a single hoopla Instant Borrow. The hoopla Magazines experience is designed specifically for digital use, making it easy to read from a smartphone, and also offers a Listen feature with an audio track of each magazine article.
In addition, hoopla BingePass also launches with The Great Courses Library Collection, a selection of more than 300 popular courses, curated specifically for libraries. The collection spans a large variety of topics like history, philosophy, science, math, travel and more, and it includes courses such as The Black Death, National Geographic’s Fundamentals of Photography, Understanding Investments, and Practicing Mindfulness. The collection is ideal for library patrons and lifelong learners, as the courses offer in-depth instruction from some of the world’s greatest professors.
A new collection has just been added to hoopla BingePass! Curiosity Stream offers documentary programming including films, series, and TV shows. Access thousands of high-quality videos about science, history, technology, nature, society, and lifestyle, plus some great content for kids!
A valid library card is required to use this free service. For more information about hoopla, contact the library at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.