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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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SOURCE: Toronto Public Library
For further information:
Michelle Leung, Communications Officer