Libby app


Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app.  (

Learn more: 

  • Enjoy eBooks and audiobooks immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed eBooks to a Kindle device for the duration of the lending period.
  • 10 checkouts per month (with unlimited magazine borrows) 
  • Choose your loan period: 7, 14, or 21 days 
  • Send and read borrowed eBooks to your Kindle eReader  
  • Place holds on popular titles - and don't be discouraged by a long hold list. Urbana patrons are eligible for Urbana-only copies of many titles.

Get the app here (

Got a question about using Libby?  We've got answers!  Visit Libby's help site.

Hoopla App

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Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. 

  • Enjoy ebooks, comics, audiobooks, tv shows and movies using the hoopla app
  • 6 checkouts per month
  • Borrowed titles will automatically be returned when your lending period is over.
  • No holds or waitlists!  Every title is always available.

Getting started with hoopla

Get started with Hoopla: 

  • Register for a Hoopla account by visiting or using the Hoopla app on your iOS or Android mobile device.
  • You will need to provide an email address, create a password, and have your library account information ready.  
  • Get started by selecting Browse on your computer or, in the app, selecting a format (Audiobooks, Comics, eBooks, Movies, Music, or Television) that you would like to explore. You can also search for a specifi­c title by clicking on the Search box or magnifying glass and typing in your title or keyword. 
  • To borrow a title, click on the title and then click the Borrow button.   
  • Your borrowed titles can be played right after borrowing, and can be found under the My hoopla tab for viewing/listening. Enjoy your selected titles! 
  • Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over.  
  • There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees.   
  • If you need additional help, visit the help section on the Hoopla mobile app, or click on the Help link found at the bottom of