During our temporary closure to the public, the number of items a patron may borrow from hoopla has temporarily been increased from 8 items to 10 items per calendar month.

St. Catharines Public Library card holders 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 and computers.

hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks.  And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

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How does hoopla work?

Once you have downloaded the app to your device(s) and/or visited the hoopla digital website you will be prompted to enter your email address, a password, your library card number, and your library card PIN number. The system will validate that you are in good standing with the library, so that you may begin to browse, borrow, and enjoy the content for free

Come see what all the hoopla’s about:

  • Once you borrow a title on one device it is automatically available via all devices with the hoopla digital app and via your PC web browsers (IE 8+, Firefox 12+, Safari 5+, Chrome 19+).
  • Within the hoopla app, you can access the St. Catharines Public Library news via our news feed; this will help you stay aware of what’s going on at our branches.
  • When using hoopla you will be able to begin streaming the content immediately. You can also download content to view at a later date (in case you won’t have Wi-Fi on that camping trip).
  • You will be allowed to borrow eight (8) titles each calendar month:
    • Video lends for 48-72 hours
    • Music lends for 7 days
    • Audiobooks lend for 21 days
  • You are able to access (view/listen to) borrowed content as often as you want during the checkout period and you can return any borrowed title whenever you want.

How do I get to hoopla?

Just go to the hoopla digital website or download the mobile app on your Android or IOS device, log in using your St. Catharines Public Library barcode number and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number)...you'll be browsing and streaming media in seconds!

Frequently Asked Questions

A hoopla FAQ can be found here

Get the App for your iPhone and Android-based Smart Phone

Available on the App Store
Get it on Google Play