SFPL Partners with Hoopla Digital During National Library Week to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks

Spanish Press Release

San Francisco Public Library Partners with Hoopla Digital During National Library Week to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks

More than 800,000 library card-holders can now borrow dynamic content from their smartphones, tablets and PCs

SAN FRANCISCO (Apr. 14, 2014) – San Francisco Public Library today announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com). The announcement comes in the wake of National Library Week (April 13 – 19, 2014), a national observance, celebrating the contributions of libraries and librarians, while promoting library use and support. San Francisco library cardholders can now download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV. “Just in time for National Library Week, we are excited to add new educational and entertaining materials to San Francisco Public Library’s rich collection through hoopla digital’s free streaming music and movies, now available to library users,” said San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera. “By increasing the Library’s online offerings, we are able to provide greater service to our community and a new way for library cardholders to engage with the Library’s amazing resources.” San Francisco Public Library is the fourth library in California to partner with the service. Current partners include Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Los Angeles Public Library, and County of Los Angeles Public Library. The trilingual library is committed to serving San Francisco’s diverse community and will offer hoopla digital content in variety of languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. “San Francisco is home to a diverse and vibrant tech community and we’re honored to take part in this digital shift by expanding the online and mobile services of San Francisco Public Library,” said Jeff Jankowski founder and owner of hoopla digital. “With hoopla digital, it is our mission to help public libraries 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 the offering of movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks.” About hoopla digital hoopla digital is category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. 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 20 years. For more information, please contact 800-875-2785 (US) or 866-698-2231 (Canada). Press Release available in other languages
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April 14, 2014