Toronto Public Library Introduces Online Music and Video

Library expands e-content offering with hoopla

TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library has introduced a new service that allows customers to download or stream a wide variety of music and video content. With a library card, customers can access music albums from a wide variety of genres, movies, educational television and documentaries. More information is available at tpl.ca/hoopla.

"We're happy to now offer customers a great selection of music and videos that they can easily stream or download. E-content is our fastest area of growth, with customers borrowing more than 2 million ebooks, eaudio-books and emagazines in 2013. We expect we'll see even more growth this year with the introduction of online music and video," said Vickery Bowles, Director of Collections Management at Toronto Public Library.

With just a library card, customers can listen to a wide selection of music albums and watch a variety of video content. Content may be borrowed via a browser, smartphone or tablet and instantly streamed or downloaded with no waiting lists or late fees. Customers may borrow up to five items per month.

New content will be added on a regular basis. Media can request accounts by contacting media@torontopubliclibrary.ca.

Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems. Every year, 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. To get the most current updates on what's happening at the library, follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary.

SOURCE Toronto Public Library

For further information:

Media Contact: 
Michelle Leung, Communications Officer
416-397-5936
media@torontopubliclibrary.ca