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Hoopla for Kids

You can download eBooks, audiobooks, movies and music to your device through Hoopla for Kids.

Decatur Public Library card-holders can instantly explore, borrow and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets and PCs, 24/7. Need recommendations? Check out our lists of great eBooks and audiobooks for kids available on Hoopla!

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Checkouts are limited to 14 items per month. The month resets on the first of each month. Items cannot be renewed, but you may re-borrow. Music titles may only be borrowed twice during the month

Especially for February 2021: Hoopla Bonus Borrows! These include over 700 items that you can borrow without counting towards your monthly limits! You can see all the Bonus Borrow titles here on Hoopla.

Checkout Times

  • eBooks, Audiobooks, and Comics – 21 days
  • Music – 7 days
  • Movies – 3 days

Downloading the App

For Nook Colors, Android tablets (including Kindle Fire) and phones, iPads, and iPhones, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your device’s App Store, and install Hoopla Digital.
  2. Open the app and choose sign up to get started. If you allow the app to access your location, Decatur Public Library should be listed in “Nearby Libraries,” or you can search for your library. Enter your email address and create a password for Hoopla. Then enter your DPL library card number and PIN.
  3. You can search for eBooks, audiobooks, movies/television, and music by title, author, or keyword in the search box and narrow by filter, or just browse through their pre-established categories. Click "Kids" to limit your search to just children's items. Click on the cover for more information about the item or to borrow.
  4. Once you’ve chosen an item, click borrow. You will have the option to read or download, otherwise the item will be in “My Titles” for you to access later.
  5. You can see the items you have out under “My Titles.” Tap on the item you wish to read/play, and then click read/play to start or continue. The selection should pick up from where you last left off. You can also see when a title is going to return automatically, or return the item from this screen.


If you want to see all that Hoopla has to offer, check out Hoopla's YouTube page or browse our tutorials.


If you need help using Hoopla, please email us at, or message us via the library's Facebook page. You can also visit Hoopla's help section.

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