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Stanislaus County Library
SCL: eBook Information
  • eAudio Information

 
Hoopla Digital logo
The Stanislaus County Library is offering Hoopla Digital, a new, refreshingly quick — and free — way to get audiobooks. All Hoopla content is available on demand. No holds necessary. No waiting. Users can listen to their selections via online streaming or by temporarily downloading selections to a mobile device for listening without an internet connection.

Getting started

Using a personal computer (Windows or Mac):

  1. Go to hoopladigital.com.
  2. You will need your Stanislaus County Library card and PIN (last 4 digits of phone number on library card account).
  3. Click "Sign Up" (top right) and enter your library card number and PIN (required). Select Stanislaus County Library from the list of libraries. You may need to select from the drop down menu if the "nearby libraries" doesn't include Stanislaus County Library.
  4. Enter your email address and a password following the instructions.
  5. Hoopla digital is compatible with personal computers that use Internet Explorer 9 and 10, Chrome, Firefox 8 & above, and Safari. First-time users will need to install the Widevine plug-in. You will be prompted to install this free program.

Using a tablet, smartphone or mobile device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet):

  1. Go to Apple App or Google Play store to download the free Hoopla Digital app.
  2. You will need your Stanislaus County Library card and PIN.
  3. Click "Sign Up" (top right) and enter your library card number and PIN (required). Select Stanislaus County Library from the list of libraries. You may need to select from the drop down menu if the "nearby libraries" doesn't include Stanislaus County Library.
  4. Enter your email address and a password following the instructions.

Browse & Check Out

  • Browse or use the search box to find an audiobook of your choice. When you find a title, click "Borrow."
  • Each cardholder can check out up to 2 titles per month.
  • There are never any waiting lists. See a title and check it out.
  • After borrowing the item, go to "My Titles" and listen to your title.
  • Create a list of your favorite titles to check out later.

Checkout Period

  • All audiobooks check out for a period of 3 weeks (21 days).

Need help?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many titles can I check out?
    You can check out up to 2 titles per month. Counter resets on the 1st of the month.
  • How do I know how many titles I have left this month to check out?
    On a computer: Click on your email address (top right). Under Account Notes, you’ll see items borrowed this month and number of remaining items.
    Android app: Settings >> Account Notes >> Monthly Usage.
    Apple app: Settings >> Lending History.
  • Do I have to return my titles? Are there overdue fines?
    Don’t worry about overdue fines. At the end of your checkout period, the item is returned automatically and you won’t be able to play it.
  • Does Hoopla work on the Kindle Fire, XBox 360, PS3, Roku or Chromecast?
    At this time, Hoopla does not currently support these devices/platforms. However, Hoopla is working on increasing compatibility with more devices - check back for updates.



Supported Devices:

iOS

  • iPad 2 and newer
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Air
  • iPhone 4 and newer
  • iPod Touch 5th Gen and newer

Android

  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Nexus 7
  • HTC Droid DNA
  • HTC Evo 4G LTE
  • HTC One
  • Motorola Droid Razr M
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 – Due to a bug in Android 4.4.2, audiobooks on the Samsung Galaxy S4 devices are temporarily disabled until resolved.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • ASUS Transformer TF300T 10”
  • Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 9”
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7”
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10”

To find the app, please go to the app store on your device and search for “hoopla digital.”  Download the app, and you will be up and running in no time at all.  A network connection is required to download and use the mobile app.  Data and messaging rates may apply.

  •  Kindle Fire HDX 7" and 8.9" - Please follow these instructions to install Hoopla on your device:
    • Open your browser on your Kindle Fire HDX device
    • Type slideme.org in your URL and hit go
    • Install SlideMe and sign up for an account.
    • Search for Hoopla within SlideMe and install the app.

Send library website questions or comments to Library Webmaster.
Revised: September 24, 2014
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