That library card grants you access to a whole lot more than you think!

As part of their expanded technology offerings, the Superior Public Library has debuted a new service to patrons who live in Superior and Douglas County:  a web and mobile streaming platform.  It's called Hoopla, and it allows library card holders access to multi-media services on a variety of devices.

The service made its debut on April 1, following a campaign that led up its eventual roll-out.

According to details shared by the library, all you need to do is create an account using an email address and your library card number.  Once the account is created, you can access the service on your mobile devices, desktop computers, or even with an app on Roku, Apple TV, or other "smart" TV's.

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Account holders will have complete access to a wide variety of items.  The Hoopla website details that they offer streaming audio books, comics, e-books, magazines, movies, music, and television. They promise "instant access to more than 1.1 million different items".

While everything is always available, patrons are limited to checking out five items per month.  However, there isn't a wait list or "holds" - unlike physical "hard copies" of the items. And - like everything that's available with your public library card, there is no cost associated with the materials - they're free to "check out".

To get started, just visit the Superior Public Library's website for link information or go directly to the Hoopla digital platform.  Then, all you need is your library card number - and an associated email address - to either log in or sign up for an account.

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