Ames Free Library

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Hoopla Now Available Through Ames Free Library!

New Service!
Ames Free Library now offers Hoopla: a digital service that lets Ames Free Library cardholders borrow up to three items each month. Movies, TV shows, ebooks, audiobooks and graphic novels are available to cardholders with no wait!
Here's how to start borrowing:
1. Register for a hoopla account by visiting, or by using the mobile app on your iOS or Android device. You will need to provide an e-mail address, create a password, and have your library account information ready. The free mobile app can be found in the App Store and the Google Play store.
2. Easily browse titles on your computer or mobile device by clicking Browse All on the format (Music, Movies, Audiobooks, eBooks, Comics, and Television) you would like to browse further on. Search box or magnifying glass and typing in your title(s)/keyword.
3. To borrow a title, click on the title and then click the Borrow button.Your borrowed titles can be played right after borrowing, and found under the My Titles menu for viewing/listening. Enjoy your selected titles!
4. Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over. There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any of hoopla’s content.
5. If you need additional help, visit the help section on our mobile app, or click on the Help link found at the bottom of

Try Hoopla today!