Thursday, April 24, 2014
The library isn’t all about books anymore.
The Daniel Boone Regional Library system, including the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton, launched a new service Wednesday that will allow patrons to check out digital videos, music and books through the website.
“Our new hoopla subscription really enhances our digital branch by allowing us to offer two new online library services,” DBRL Director Melissa Carr said in a press release. “In fact, some of these movies, TV shows and audio books will only be available to our patrons through the digital branch.”
According to the release, library card holders will have access to about 10,000 titles available through the service. Individuals can stream content to their computers or download it to their mobile devices — there is a free hoopla app for iOS and Android devices.
Patrons can borrow up to 10 titles per month, with movies and television lending out for 72 hours, music for seven days and audio books for 21 days. Titles can be viewed or listened to as often as patrons desire during the check-out period. Content can either be streamed immediately, or downloaded to be used offline. With the app, once a title has been borrowed on one device it is automatically available on all devices registered.
The only requirement for the free hoopla service is to have a current DBRL card. Adults can apply for a card online at www.dbrl.org. The digital materials are accessible at www.dbrl.org/hoopla.
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