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Access FREE eBooks and Movies with the Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby apps!

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What do I need to start using hoopla?

  1. A Lynnfield Library Card (starting 21384)*
  2. A free hoopla account

*If you need a new card, please email

Frequently Asked Questions about hoopla

What is hoopla?

hoopla is a digital media service, through which you may access and enjoy nearly half a million titles, from six different formats:

  • Movies
  • TV Shows
  • Music Albums
  • eAudiobooks
  • eBooks
  • Comics/Graphic Novels

With hoopla, there are no hold lists – everyone can access everything all the time!

How can I use hoopla?

hoopla is available to all patrons who hold a Lynnfield Library Card.

Patrons can borrow up to 6 titles per month (any combination of available formats).

You can watch hoopla from your computer, Smartphone or Tablet.

Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

How long can I borrow an item?

Movies – 3 Days
TV Shows – 3 Days
Music Albums – 7 Days
eAudiobooks – 21 Days
eBooks – 21 Days
Comics/Graphic Novels – 21 Days

Items cannot be renewed.

Can I watch Acorn TV on Hoopla?

Some Acorn TV Programs are available on Hoopla. You can search for specific titles here.

What are some other features?

  • Borrowed content is available for immediate streaming on a computer, with a Roku, or on a mobile device
  • On the digital app, borrowed content can be temporarily downloaded for offline use (yes, you can watch movies and listen to movies and audiobooks while you are traveling!)
  • Music albums can be listened in their entirety or shuffled between other checked out albums
  • hoopla’s eReader, Action View, is interactive, allowing a comic book to be read panel by panel!
  • hoopla has a Kid’s Mode setting, allowing young people access to content geared towards ages 12 and under
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What do I need to start using OverDrive/Libby?

  1. A Library Card* (*If you need a new card, please email
  2. Start Browsing! Browse all eBooks & eAudiobooks

Making the switch from Overdrive to Libby? Start the process here.

Frequently Asked Questions about OverDrive/Libby

What are OverDrive and Libby?

OverDrive/Libby is a way to access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines for FREE from your library!

Libby by OverDrive is the app that provides that same access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines on the go on your Smartphone, tablet, or eReader.

The OverDrive app will officially stop working in April 2023. Please download the Libby app and follow the instructions on Switching from OverDrive to Libby or ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.

How can I use OverDrive or Libby?

You can access OverDrive in many different ways. OverDrive is available through an Internet browser on your computer or laptop and content can be downloaded to your Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, or other eReaders.

The Libby app by OverDrive is available on an iPad or Samsung Galaxy tablet, Smartphones including Apple or Android devices, and Kindle Fire devices. The Libby app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store.

Not sure if your device can still use the older version of the original OverDrive app? Please check with library staff via email at or call 781-334-5411.

Here are helpful resources on using Libby with…

How long can I borrow an item?

With your Lynnfield library card, you have access to the entire NOBLE OverDrive/Libby collection. Additionally, you can borrow items from other Massachusetts Library consortiums through reciprocal lending including Boston Public Library and our neighbors in the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.

You can borrow NOBLE items for up to 21 days. Items borrowed through reciprocal lending from other Massachusetts library consortiums can be borrowed for up to 14 days.

You can borrow up to 6 items at one time and place 10 items on hold at once. Digital magazine titles do not count against your borrow limit.

Libby Extras (formerly RBdigital)

Exclusive to Libby is streaming content including:

The Great Courses: The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more.

IndieFlix: IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

Qello Concerts: Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

From the Libby home screen, tap “Extras” to explore these streaming services. You can checkout a 7-day pass to have unlimited access to a database’s content within those 7 days. Once your pass expires, you can checkout another one to explore more of what a service has to offer or checkout a different service.

This content was previously provided by RBdigital. The RBdigital app was retired in May 2021.

OverDrive and Libby for Kids

On the OverDrive website, and in the Libby app, you can visit the children’s and young adult collection here.

Checkout picture books with videos, ReadAlong books, eAudiobooks, and plenty of fiction and nonfiction titles for younger ages!