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(Some Comic Book Guy)   My local library just started offering an e-comics service. How many of y'all have access to this or something like it?   (library.librarypass.com) divider line
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2021-04-15 11:10:15 AM  
I should ask if we have this. Justin Jordan is from here.
 
2021-04-15 11:46:44 AM  
Our library district offers Hoopla. Not just a generous selection of comics but movies, TV, audiobooks, e-books and a HUGE music catalog.  If your library offers it, check it out.
 
2021-04-15 11:49:51 AM  
I use both Libby and Hoopla almost exclusively for audiobooks. Libby seems to have a much broader selection across the spectrum and more liberal numbers on checkouts (12 at a time) and holds (14 at a time). Both are free and are accessed by downloading an app and then logging in with your library card number and a pin.

I had used Hoopla a couple years ago and it was mostly meh. Older, odd titles of books and the selection wasn't great. Only 5 titles of any kind per month. I returned to Hoopla looking for audiobooks and it seemed better. Libby i found recently looking for an alternative to Hoopla, or a supplement. It has been better than expected and replaced hoopla. My account runs across platforms from iphone to ipad to desktop and the selection seems much deeper.

I looked at both now for Comics and both had them available. Both are based on the library system your card is from and I believe not every library is joined to either or both. my Library (Albuquerque Public) is tied to both. I would recommend Libby over Hoopla but would use both as you may find things in one not available in the other.

Both are free. Hope this helps
 
2021-04-15 11:54:35 AM  
The only comic worth reading is Funky Winkerbean.
 
2021-04-15 12:12:02 PM  
My library has Hoopla, Freegal (mp3s), Libby, and a bunch of other digital resources.

You can even check out a telescope or a metal detector.
 
2021-04-15 12:12:04 PM  

Go Outside: Our library district offers Hoopla. Not just a generous selection of comics but movies, TV, audiobooks, e-books and a HUGE music catalog.  If your library offers it, check it out.


HOOPLA is the shiat.

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I use it constantly. Its great for the kids too because they can e-checkout stuff and it returns automatically. No losing books and paying fines.
 
2021-04-15 12:13:46 PM  
I also think they have ancestry.com and newspapers.com at the physical library.
 
2021-04-15 12:14:06 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: My library has Hoopla, Freegal (mp3s), Libby, and a bunch of other digital resources.

You can even check out a telescope or a metal detector.


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Libby is also awesome, though I use Hoopla more because it has an Apple TV app so I can checkout and stream whole albums with no ads.
 
2021-04-15 12:38:26 PM  

Cheron: The only comic worth reading is Funky Winkerbean.


Tank McNamara gives it a run for its money, though.
 
2021-04-15 12:51:09 PM  
can't say I'm a big comics fan, but do have to say that having a library card was a blessing during the pandemic lockdown. my daughter is 8 and getting e-books for her on the Libby app kept her busy and happy

and I also found out that if you have a card from the Free Library of Philadelphia (it's free for PA residents - can sign up online), you can get a free membership for lynda.com through the site. it's the older non-Linkedin version, but all the courses were there
 
2021-04-15 1:40:56 PM  
Subby here - I'm an academic librarian and don't always keep up to date on what new and cool on the public library side, so it's awesome to hear what people are using out there

Our family's pandemic era library use has tapered off ( my kids prefer physical books believe it or not) but our local public library is awesome - they do virtual story hours, bedtime stories, and just partnered w/the local parks & rec to offer free wifi at various parks around town

/</cool story bro mode>
 
2021-04-15 2:02:57 PM  
I see that my county library offers Hoopla. I may have to check this out.
 
2021-04-15 3:49:26 PM  
I was using Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks but browsing was exhausting.  Moved to Libby and am much happier but lost my wishlist so still have to use OD to find what I was looking for then download in Libby to consume.

Never seen Hoopla.

What's good for comics since I stopped buying in the late 90's?  Was an X guy.  I'll check for Moon Knight and there's a Juggernaut series I heard about...
 
2021-04-15 5:38:17 PM  

Cheron: The only comic worth reading is Funky Winkerbean.


Cancer is so damn funny!

/that family dog death in For Better or Worse was hilarious
 
2021-04-15 7:21:33 PM  
Hoopla and Overdrive at the Toronto Public Library.  Tons of other stuff too, of course.  It's a library after all.
 
2021-04-15 8:37:18 PM  

Billy Liar: Cheron: The only comic worth reading is Funky Winkerbean.

Tank McNamara gives it a run for its money, though.


Can't forget Mary Worth.
 
2021-04-16 9:44:29 AM  

rockymountainrider: I was using Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks but browsing was exhausting.  Moved to Libby and am much happier but lost my wishlist so still have to use OD to find what I was looking for then download in Libby to consume.

Never seen Hoopla.

What's good for comics since I stopped buying in the late 90's?  Was an X guy.  I'll check for Moon Knight and there's a Juggernaut series I heard about...


Check out getcomics.info. You'll like it.
 
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