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Go to hoopla now!


Movies, television, music, comics, audiobooks, and more!

Hoopla works in your browser, and on Android and iOS.


Items on hoopla are ALWAYS available.


You have 8 checkouts per calendar month.

Movie and TV content is available for 72 hours (3 days) after borrowing.

Music albums are available for 7 days, and eBooks, comics and audiobooks are available for 21 days.

When your content has expired, it will automatically be returned.


Hoopla lets you stream or download movies, television, full music albums, audiobooks, comics, and more. And with your library card, it's all FREE!

From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.

Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you've borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now. Sign up today!


Need help? Read the Hoopla Guide or make an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many checkouts per month do I get?

Portsmouth Public Library cardholders get 8 checkouts per month, everything from episodes of your favorite show to the newest best-sellers.

Do I need to return the titles I check out? Are there late fees?

No and no! The titles you check out will be automatically returned at the end of the lending period, eliminating any worry about fines. You can return titles early to keep yourself organized, however this will not allow you to check out more titles before the monthly limit is reset.

When do my checkouts expire? When does my monthly checkout limit reset?

Your checkouts expire at 7PM EST on the day they are “due.” Your monthly checkout limit resets at 12:01AM on the first day of the new month.

Do I have to wait for the best titles to be available?

No! Titles on hoopla are always available.

Do I need to download anything to read, watch or listen to my borrowed titles?

On your phone or tablet, all you need is the hoopla app for iOS or Android. On your computer, if you are using the Firefox browser, you will need to install the SilverLight plug-in to watch movies or TV shows. If you are using a different browser, you will need to install the Widevine plug-in to watch movies or shows. Don’t worry, the first time you watch a movie or show, your browser should prompt you to install or enable the correct plug-in.

I'm having trouble. Where can I find help?

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