What kind of materials are in the collection?
Hoopla: Streaming movies and TV shows.
Kanopy: Stream contemporary and classic movies, documentaries, instructional videos and TV shows, including the Criterion Collection.
Is special software needed to watch the movies on my computer?
Hoopla: No plugins are needed to watch Hoopla movies.
Kanopy: No, Kanopy titles can be watched in a web browser. More details about supported systems and browsers.
Are apps available for my mobile device?
Hoopla: Yes, the Hoopla Digital app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire HD devices.
Kanopy: Yes, the Kanopy digital app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, and Chromcast.
What devices are compatible with the collections?
Will this service's app use my cellular data?
Hoopla: Yes, Hoopla, can be set to use or not use cellular data. We recommend in the App’s setting enabling “Wifi Only Downloads” to not use you cell data plan
Kanopy: Yes, Kanopy can be set to use or not use cellular data. We recommend in the App’s setting disabling “Cellular Data” to not use you cell data plan.
Will I need my library card?
Hoopla: Yes, and your PIN. You will also need to create a free account with Hoopla.
Kanopy: Yes, you will also need to create a free account with Kanopy.
How many titles can be checked out at a time?
Hoopla: Customers have a checkout limit of 10 downloads per month. Hoopla also has a daily limit for downloads which resets at 8:00 pm. Please try after 8:00 pm, or the following day, if you receive this message: “The daily lending limit has been met. Please save this title to your Favorites and try again tomorrow.”
Kanopy: Atheneum patrons have a checkout limit of 10 downloads per month; they reset on the first of the month.
Can I place holds on titles?
Hoopla: Hoopla Digital titles are always available; you don’t have to place holds on them.
Kanopy: Kanopy titles are always available; you don’t have to place holds on them.
Can I accumulate overdue fines?
Hoopla: No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically.
Kanopy: No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically.