CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audio books, songs and movies are now available for local residents to download or stream free – if they have a Charleston County Public Library card.
In addition to the free digital services already offered through CCPL’s website, the library has added new downloadable and streaming materials from hoopla digital (note: both words are lowercase). This new service includes:
- More than 100,000 eBooks
- More than 33,000 audio books
- More than 275,000 albums
- More than 11,000 movies
- More than 1,300 television shows
- More than 6,000 comic books
This is in addition to the more than 10,000 eBooks, 4,000 audio books, nine million songs, nearly 200 different magazine titles and thousands of films already offered for free download by visiting the library’s website – www.ccpl.org and clicking the Downloadable Media link in the left vertical color bar to explore all the options available any time of the day or night.
A free hoopla mobile app lets users easily download items to their iOS or Android devices, or users can click on the hoopladigital.com webpage link on the library’s Downloadable Media page to download items to their computer or mobile device. Additionally, hoopla includes a ‘Kids Mode’ option that allows parents to limit a child’s browsing to content designed specifically for a younger audience.
With hoopla, residents can check out up to 10 items per calendar month. Checkout periods are:
- eBooks, audio books and comics – 21 days
- Music – seven days
- Movies and Television Shows – three days
There is no waiting period for popular titles on hoopla digital, and the automatic return function prevents late fees. Essentially, CCPL customers can access hoopla content whenever they want, wherever they want.
If you want to download or stream items, but don’t have a library card, stop by any of CCPL’s 16 branch locations or complete an application online. Cards are free for Charleston County residents, business owners, property owners, students, teachers of accredited K-12 grade schools, members of the military and employees of Charleston County.
Visit the library’s Downloadable Media page to check out all the free digital materials available.