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How to Use Hoopla

Get the basics and how to read Hoopla eBooks, audiobooks, comics and stream music and video online and on your device.

1. Get Started

Registering for Hoopla is a little disconcerting because Hoopla asks for a library card number, but you'll actually use your regular COM username, which is the same as the first part of your COM email. For example, if your COM email is COM123@com.edu, you'd enter COM123. After you are registered you'll just login with the email you chose when you registered. Here are all the steps:

1. The first time you go to hoopla you'll need to register. Select the Get Started Today button.

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2. When the Your Info Window pops up, use your preferred email and create a password. You do not have to use your COM email.

3. You'll see a list of local libraries. If College of the Mainland is not listed, type mainland in the search box and select College of the Mainland.

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4. When asked to enter your card number, use your standard COM username. For example, if your COM email is COM123@com.edu, you'd enter COM123. In the future when you come back, you'll just login with the email and password you chose.

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5. Hit continue to start downloading popular  movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows!

 

2. Search or Browse

You can get started by browsing the covers, browsing by genre, or performing a search. Click on the image below to see the full size.

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3. Checkout an item

  1. To check out an item, select the cover.
  2. Select borrow.
  3. The title will download in the app. While it's downloading, the blue borrow button will turn grey and say downloading. When it turns blue again it's ready to read or play.
  4. If you don't want to check it out right know you can choose the heart instead and Hoopla will save it to your favorites so you can get to it later.

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Checkout Periods

Checkout periods vary by media type:

  • Audiobooks 21 days
  • Comics 21 days
  • eBooks 21 days
  • Movies 72 hours
  • Music 7 days
  • Television 72 hours

Special Features

  • All content can be viewed, read or listened to from the same app on your device.
  • Movies and television can be cast or streamed to your big screen.
  • Once you are validated and logged into Hoopla, you will be synced across your devices.
  • All titles are always available--no waiting!