If you’re an avid reader, you probably love your local library. However, with everything going on in the world right now, it’s not as convenient to pop into the library to borrow a new book and purchasing books may be against our budget. That’s where Hoopla Here it is. Hoopla allows you to stream digital media from your library. You can borrow audiobooks, ebooks, comic books and movies on your phone, tablet, or computer. So, does this mean that it doesn’t work on a Kindle? We will be taking a closer look at Hoopla in this article to see if it works with the Kindle Paperwhite.
How does Hoopla work?
Sign up for a Hoopla account free of charge with your library card. This is so cool! Register for an account and Hoopla will show you the nearest public libraries. Simply choose the library where you’re a member and type in your library card number. Next, you will need to ensure that the Hoopla App is installed on your smartphone. That’s it.
Members of the library can check out up to 30 electronic items each month. The electronic items you can check out include audiobooks, music, ebooks and videos. You don’t even have to worry about late fees if you forget to return an item on time. It will stop playing on your device once the borrowed item has run out. It’s that simple!
You can check the items for these times:
- Audiobooks – 21 days
- Books – 21 days
- Music Titles – 7 days
- Videos (Movies and TV Shows) – 72 hours
How can I use Hoopla with my Kindle Paperwhite
No. No. Hoopla is not compatible with Kindle Paperwhite. It runs only on Android or iOS.
You cannot access it on any other Kindle device than the Kindle Fire.
Overdrive can work
You can also use a similar service on your Kindle Paperwhite. Overdrive.
Libraries and schools offer the Overdrive service, where you can borrow digital content for free. Although Overdrive is more limited in content than Hoopla, the limit for checkouts is determined by the library. This service offers schools the added benefit of allowing students to borrow required books. However, this service is not available on Hoopla. If the book isn’t in stock, students will have to wait to be able to borrow it.
So, as much as Hoopla offers this great service, you can’t access it from your Kindle Paperwhite. The app can be used on a Kindle Fire or mobile device, tablet, computer, and even a smartphone. Even if you love reading of your Kindle Paperwhite and you don’t want to strain your eyes reading on your non-Kindle device, you can always listen to an audiobook! Give Hoopla a try, it’s a great free app, especially if you love your local library!