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Date:
May 20, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8510

Library Offers New Online and Mobile Streaming Service

Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) today announced a partnership with hoopla digital that will give the public free mobile and online access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks and comics. Lincoln library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app or visit hoopladigital.com.

"We are thrilled to expand our offerings by the thousands thanks to our new partnership with hoopla digital," said Pat Leach, Library Director. "To keep up with the mobile needs of our patrons and this digital shift, we're adopting new services that keep them connected on-the-go. Because it's digital, there is no waiting period for popular titles, and hoopla's automatic return means no late fees."

Leach said loan periods are determined by the content provider. For television shows and movies, it's three days; for music, it's seven days; and for audiobooks, eBooks and comics, it's 21 days. At this time, users are limited to four checkouts per month, and limits are reset on the first of each month. The television shows and movies do not include new releases, but do include older shows and movies as well as documentaries, independent films and a wide selection of children's programming. The audiobooks do not duplicate the downloadable titles received from Overdrive.

Lincoln is the second Nebraska city to partner with hoopla digital after Hastings. hoopla digital is a category-creating service of Midwest Tape, which has worked with public libraries for over 25 years.

"With hoopla digital, it is our mission to empower the evolution of public libraries while helping them to meet the needs of the mobile generation," said Jeff Jankowski founder and owner of hoopla digital. "We've worked for years to create a best-in-breed service that is fun, fast and reliable. And we continue to secure content deals to expand our offering of popular and niche movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics."

More information about Lincoln City Libraries is available at lincolnlibraries.org.


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