Given that e-resources are being heavily used right now, Hoopla’s latest announcement is all the more exciting. Hoopla has introduced “Bonus Borrows.” These checkouts do not count toward the monthly limit and is totally FREE for libraries!

Each section of Hoopla (Audiobooks, e-books, Comics, Music, Television, Movies) includes categories labeled “Bonus Borrows.”

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There is a category for “All Bonus Borrows,” but each section includes more specific Bonus Borrows categories as well, including categories for children.

I think a great category to highlight is in the Television section. With gyms closed, people are forced to change their workout routines. Check out “Bonus Borrows: At-Home Fitness

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Another great category to highlight is “Bonus Borrows: Movies for Kids.” These are not traditional movies, but mostly visual companions to some great picture books.

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This would be a great resource for parents trying to mix in education with their kids’ screen times!

Browsing through these sections, it’s plain see many of these Bonus Borrows are ones patrons will be excited to check out.

[Thanks to the Allegheny County Digital Resources Committee member Jeff @ South Park Township Library for this update!]