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Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by Norfolk Public Library. From Hollywood blockbusters to best-selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want. Hoopla is simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your library card and a web browser, smart phone or tablet with the hoopla app to get started. The freedom you want is here, now. Sign up today and browse our collection!


In partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, NPL is pleased to announce the availability of InstantFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

Patrons of NPL have unlimited access to hundreds of streaming film-festival hits, including options from Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. InstantFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku devices.

If you already have a Zinio account you are ready to stream videos from the same gateway. If not, follow the steps at the link provided and once you “create a new account” you will be ready to enjoy our NPL independent film collection.

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