Last month, hoopla launched BingePass, a new type of hoopla Instant Borrow that gives patrons at participating public libraries unlimited access to popular streaming collections for seven days. BingePass launched with the introduction of hoopla Magazines and The Great Courses Video Library Collection. hoopla digital plans to continue adding more content to its BingePass offering, including this expansion with Curiosity Stream.
“Our innovative new offering, hoopla BingePass, presents a tremendous opportunity for public libraries to provide their patrons with access to incredible online content, with more flexibility and value,” said the founder of hoopla digital. Jeff Jankowski. “We’re excited that Curiosity Stream is the next partner to join hoopla BingePass. hoopla shares Curiosity Stream’s commitment to bringing high-quality educational entertainment to library patrons looking to learn more.”
With this addition to hoopla BingePass, participating libraries can offer patrons access to the Curiosity Stream platform, which showcases high-quality, engaging titles in a wide range of topics and interests, including science, history, technology and lifestyle , as well as a large collection of children’s content.
With a single Instant Borrow flutter, participating library patrons can access educational movies and series like The year that shook the world, Royals: Keeping the Crown, Chimpanzees rescued from congo with Jane Goodall, Ancient Engineering, Underworld, The CEO of Sinaloa, and thousands more.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring our captivating stories to an even wider audience with digital hoopla,” said Brandon Fon, SVP Associations and Distribution. “Working with hoopla is a natural fit as they share our dedication to providing content that educates, entertains and pursues the interests of people around the world.”
hoopla has plans to add many more BingePass partners throughout 2022 and beyond, significantly expanding the types of library content users can access. hoopla digital offers 24/7 access to borrow, download, and stream over a million ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music albums, and tv episodes, with a library card card from a participating public library. Librarians interested in offering digital hoopla to patrons should contact 800-875-2785 (US), 866-698-2231 (Canada), or (02) 4732-3480 (Australia Y New Zealand).
To access hoopla digital content, participating library cardholders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hellodigital.com.
hoopla digital is in more than 8,500 public libraries in the US, Canada, Australia, Y New Zealand, including the Chicago Public Library, the San Francisco Public Library, and the Los Angeles Public Library. Visit hellodigital.com to find out if your library is associated with hoopla.
About hoopla digital
hoopla is a category creation service that partners with public libraries around North America, Australia, Y New Zealand to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. With digital hoopla, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content can be accessed through the digital hoopla mobile app and online at hellodigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape, a trusted partner of public libraries for more than 30 years.
About Curiosity Inc.
Curiosity Inc. is the entertainment brand for people who want to know more. The global media company is home to original and curated factual movies, shows and series covering science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle. With approximately 20 million paying subscribers worldwide, the company operates Curiosity Stream, the largest independent streaming service, available in more than 175 countries around the world; Curiosity Channel, the linear television channel available through global distribution partners; and Curiosity Studios, which oversees original programming. Curiosity Inc. recently completed the acquisition of One Day University, which provides access to engaging talks and lectures from top college and university professors in the United States. Curiosity Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CuriosityStream Inc.
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