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Hoopla app or Hoopla website

Checkout limits

Instant borrow: 10 titles per month
Flex borrows: 10 titles at a time

Loan period

ebook, audiobook, comic 21 days; movie, TV series 3 days; music 7 days


Instant borrows: Titles are always available, no need to place a hold
Flex borrows: 10 titles at a time

Hold period

Flex borrows: 48 hours upon notification, no auto checkouts when held titles become available from the hold queue. You can suspend holds for 90 days, you can snooze holds when you enter the grace period of the reserved hold status. More details are available on the Hoopla help page under the Holds tab.

Hold notifications

Flex borrows: Opt-in by email or messages in app


Flex borrows: Yes, items can be renewed starting 48 hours before the expiry date if there are no holds on the item. 1 consecutive renewal per title allowed.


Instant borrows: Item will expire automatically at the end of the loan period (no fines).
Flex borrows: Return item early so you can borrow more titles or item will expire automatically at the end of the loan period (no fines).

Purchase ​suggestions

​Flex borrows: 3 open requests that a patron can have active at the same time. System will automatically add patrons who request the title to the hold queue if the title is purchased.

Reading history


Hoopla provides free access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, ebooks and comics online!

You can borrow up to 10 Instant items per month from hoopla digital with no waiting (simultaneous use) and no holds lists! And no late fees! Movies and TV shows automatically expire after 3 days, music after 7 days, and audiobooks, ebooks and comics after 21 days.

In addition to the 10 hoopla Instant borrows you receive each month, you now will have 10 hoopla Flex borrows you can use on specially marked hoopla Flex ebooks and audiobooks.

With hoopla Flex titles you will find new and popular books that you can borrow now or place on hold to read later. If you ever run out of hoopla Flex borrows, you can always return a checked out Flex item and select a new one. Don't forget to check your holds on hoopla. Your holds will expire in 48 hours.

Read, watch, and listen to more than 950,000 ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, or television titles that are available to stream or download. Sign up for hoopla with your CKPL card at and download the hoopla app from your favorite app store.

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