Hoopla for travel!

Today, I got asked a really smart question. “I know I can watch streaming movies from the library,” a patron said. “But can I download a movie to my phone or iPad so I can watch it on the plane?”

Yes, you can! Here’s how:


If you don’t already have it, just go to your app store and download hoopla for your device. It looks like this. Once it’s downloaded, open it.

At this point, you can sign up with your library card and PIN and choose your own username and password.

Once you’re in, you can start looking for movies and TV shows.

When you find something you’d like to watch, select it. Then you’ll see two buttons:

Play         Download

If you click on “play”, you’ll start streaming the movie right away. If you click on “download”, you can save it to your device.

Once you’ve downloaded your movie or TV show, the buttons switch. Now they say:

Play        Delete.

You can keep downloaded movies on your device for up to three days and play them at any time in that interval. You can download up to five items every month. It’s really simple and absolutely free!

Questions or problems? Just call us up (914-273-3887) or email the libary at armref@wlsmail.org. We’re always happy to help!

Happy Holidays, safe travels, and enjoy your streaming media and books!




Author: maryj59

A librarian and writer from New England.

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