update: hoopla is here!

News Date: 
10 June 2014

Marigold Library System Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks:  Marigold Library System today announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).

Cardholders in Marigold can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com  to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.

“We pride ourselves on providing quality library support services to the Marigold Community and are very excited about our new partnership with hoopla digital,” said Michelle Toombs, CEO for Marigold Library System. “There has been a great demand for mobile and digital technologies that allow for content viewing on-the-go. With this new service, everything’s digital so there is no waiting period for popular titles and hoopla’s automatic return means no late fees. It’s also free for patrons and easy to use.”   

The Government of Alberta has signed an agreement with hoopla digital to make the service available in 13 public library systems across Alberta. The service is expected to be live in roughly 300 physical Alberta branch locations by the end of July.
Marigold Library System is the eighteenth system in Canada to partner with the service. Current partners include Toronto Public Library, Calgary Public Library, Hamilton Public Library, Edmonton Public Library, Essex County Library, Windsor Public Library and many others.

“With hoopla digital, it is our mission to help public libraries meet the needs of the mobile generation. We’ve worked for years to create a best-in-breed service that is fun, fast and reliable.  And we continue to secure content deals to expand the offering of movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks,” said Jeff Jankowski founder and owner of hoopla digital.

About hoopla digital

hoopla digital is category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 20 years.

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For more information

Press: Contact Michelle Toombs, ext. 224,  403-934-5334 or 1-855-934-5334.
Libraries:  contact your consultant for more information