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Westfield Memorial Library Announces Partnership to Provide Free Movies, Music, eBooks & More

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Westfield Memorial Library announced a new partnership with hoopla digital Tuesday.  Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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WESTFIELD, NJ — As of May 2, Westfield Memorial Library patrons will have online and mobile access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, ebooks, audiobooks and comic books for all ages through a new partnership with hoopla digital, the library announced Tuesday.

Using hoopla’s free digital mobile app or by visiting hoopladigital.com, library card-holders will be able to stream or temporarily download thousands of titles 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any location using their smartphones, tablets and computers, according to the library.

“We strive to be an integral resource for our community,” Library Director Phil Israel said in a press release. “This is done through strategic partnerships like our new relationship with hoopla digital, which enables our community members to instantly stream thousands of new titles to their devices. The easy-to-use interface and elimination of late fees enables us to satisfy all of our patron’s needs in a modern way.” 

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Hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, television shows, music, ebooks, audiobooks and comics. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content using a valid library card.

“With hoopla digital, it is our mission to empower the evolution of public libraries while helping them to meet the needs of the mobile generation,” Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital, said in the press release. “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 our offering of popular and niche movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, audiobooks and comics.”  

Hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years, according to the library.

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