With the decreasing popularity of physical books, many people would assume public libraries would soon become a thing of the past. Although these public facilities have experienced far less foot traffic in the past few years, they’ve implemented changes that will keep them relevant for many years to come. The Jersey Public Library has decided to launch Hoopla Digital. The move will make the library’s massive content portfolio available online. The library has thousands of movies, songs, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and television shows just waiting to be downloaded. Now, current card-holders will be able to access all of the available content through the hoopla digital mobile app.

The app is available for all Android and iOS devices. Alternatively, card-holders can browse the library’s offerings by visiting hoopladigital.com. Books, music, movies, and all other content can be borrowed and enjoyed twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. Content can be streamed or downloaded for a temporary period of time. Jerseyville’s Public Library is just one in a long list of Illinois libraries, which have decided to go digital with partnerships with Hoopla Digital. The Illinois libraries below have made their content available online.

  • Edwardsville
  • Glen Carbon Centennial Library
  • Rockford Public Library
  • Chicago Public Library
  • And more

Since many patrons may not be familiar with the system, the local librarians encourage everyone to visit their local library and bring their device along. A helpful librarian will be more than willing to assist patrons navigate and learn to use the new system. Those that consider themselves to be tech savvy can being utilizing the new system in a few simple steps. Just visit the hoopladigital.com website or check out www.jerseyvillelibrary.org to sign up today. With a few steps, card-holders will gain access to approximately half a million digital items.

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