hoopla digital, Mobile and Online Service for Public Libraries, Unveils New 3.0 'LightSpeed' Interface

Category-Creating Service Evolves Mobile App and Online Experience for Patrons of Participating Public Libraries

Feb 26, 2015, 10:22 ET from hoopla digital

HOLLAND, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating mobile and online service to public libraries, today unveiled its new 3.0 LightSpeed interface and began rolling out the upgrade to Android, iOS and online users in the U.S. and Canada. hoopla digital partners with public libraries across North America to provide patrons with mobile and online access to more than 275,000 movies, music albums, TV shows and audiobooks – all available for instant streaming or downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV with simple access through a library card.

hoopla digital's LightSpeed interface – the 3.0 version of the service – offers a brighter white and blue interface with a more robust recommendations engine and visual features for faster content searches. The new interface also employs an advanced algorithm to provide a more tailored experience along with genre-based searching that empowers cardholders to discover, watch and listen to dynamic content faster.

"As we work with our partners to advance the digital evolution of public libraries, patron engagement and feedback will continue to shape the experience and our new LightSpeed interface reflects that," said hoopla digital owner and founder, Jeff Jankowski. "Since our launch in July 2013, hoopla has grown to service 580 public library systems and we've received an incredible sense of discovery and excitement from librarians and patrons who access our service. We're committed to listening to our partners and their patrons and will keep evolving our service with feedback to empower them to access dynamic library content faster, at any time."

Patrons using hoopla's new LightSpeed interface, now have fast access to their borrowing history and newly discovered favorites with fewer touches via hoopla's 'Home Screen.' With hoopla's LightSpeed, high-resolution artwork provides rapid review of relevant titles and even accelerates the sign-up process for first-time users.

hoopla's LightSpeed interface builds on how the service is evolving the public library experience. There is no waiting to borrow titles on hoopla digital since on-demand content can be enjoyed by multiple patrons simultaneously. Patrons who use hoopla digital also avoid library late fees as digital content borrowing periods simply expire without additional charges.

hoopla's partnerships with public library systems across North America include Seattle Public Library, Boston Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Salt Lake Public Library, San Francisco Public Library and Toronto Public Library, to name a few.

To begin using LightSpeed, library-card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app as it is available in the next few days on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com. The service is only available to patrons of participating public libraries.

About hoopla digital

hoopla digital is a 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.

For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

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