Hoopla offers a subscription service to libraries where a library can pay based on how many titles are used by patrons. It's a "pay-per-use" type of service which includes movies, ebooks, and now digital comics Marvel.
Hoopla today announced a new agreement with Marvel Entertainment that adds over 250 collections and graphic novels to the service. Through this agreement, patrons of participating public libraries can now borrow Marvel works like, Thor: God of Thunder, Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet. Civil War, and X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Sagavia hoopla digital on their smartphones, tablets and computers.
"We're thrilled to be part of hoopla digital and to expand our reach to library patrons across North America. It's a terrific way to connect with our fans and engage with a broader audience on a platform that provides a unique experience for comic book readers through innovative technology," said Marvel's Julie Gerola, VP/GM of Marketing & Digital Operations.
"Through this agreement, we are building a digital home for comic book fans where they can find all their favorite characters and have instant access to hundreds of acclaimed works – all with a library card. No collection would be complete without the iconic work of Marvel Entertainment," said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of Hoopla Digital.
Hoopla is available through around 1,600 public library systems in the US, including Boston Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Chicago Public Library, and San Francisco Public Library.
To find out if your library offers Hoopla, visit the Hoopla website. The second step in setting up an account involves searching for supported libraries (mine was on the list).
You'll need to log in with your library card and pin before you can browse the selection, and viewing the content requires a Hoopla app.