The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will soon introduce two new services that allow customers to download or stream music and videos.
On February 17, customers will have access to Hoopla Digital to stream or temporarily download popular motion picture films and television shows, chart topping albums, and classics, too. There are more than 230,000 titles in this collection. Customers can watch movies such as The Two Faces of January, Boyhood, and Majic City. The music selection includes albums from Sam Smith to Nicki Minaj to Bastille. Hoopla Digital also has a mobile app to make it even easier to access the collection on-the-go, on your Android or IOS device.
On the same day, OPL is launching AVoD (Access Video on Demand), which offers popular documentaries originally produced for National Geographic, BBC, TED Talks, Nova, Rick Steves’ Europe, and more. AVoD features more than 13,000 videos and 207,000 video segments, ranging from art to business, geography to health, consumer sciences to DIY, biology to philosophy, and more.
Hoopla Digital and AVoD titles are available when you are – there are no waitlists; the items also cannot incur late fees, as they are automatically returned following the borrowing period.
These two new services offer the flexibility, variety, and new technology customers should expect from their local public library. As OPL continues to diversify its offerings to meet the needs of its customers, Ottawans can look forward to new types of items and services to be introduced.