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Hoopla Digital Offers New Library Service

Hoopla Digital Offers Online and Mobile Access -
Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More

Library card holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and PCs

St. Petersburg, Fla. (November 19, 2015) – St. Petersburg Library System today announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audio books and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).

St. Petersburg card holders can now download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of artists and titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.

“We routinely evaluate digital resources to enhance our offerings to the community,” said Mika Slaughter Nelson, Director of the St. Petersburg Library System. “hoopla digital provides an easy-to-use platform for patrons of all ages to instantly stream thousands of new, popular and educational titles direct to their devices. The platform eliminates late fees and enables the library system to support the community’s leisure and educational pursuits in a modern way.”

St. Petersburg Library System is the eighteenth library system in the state of Florida to partner with hoopla digital. Current partners include Lee County Public Library, Charlotte County Library System, Lakeland Public Library, Seminole County Public Library, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System and others.

“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. 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,” said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital.

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, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics. 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 25 years. For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada).

ABOUT YOUR ST. PETERSBURG LIBRARY:  St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit www.splibraries.org

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