Public Service Announcements


Libraries offer instant online access to free movies, music and more

The Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom County Library System now offer thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new service provided by hoopla digital.

This new service is available free of charge to all library cardholders. Key features include:

  • Instant access: no waiting, no holds
  • Always available
  • Automatic returns

Area library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS devices, or visit on a computer, to begin enjoying thousands of artists and titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.

More hoopla information, links and user tip sheets can be found on both library websites: and

Bellingham and Whatcom County libraries are among about a dozen library systems in the state of Washington to offer hoopla digital to their patrons, including Seattle Public Library, Tacoma Public Library, Spokane County Library, Pierce County Library System and others.

"We're pleased to expand our collection by offering this remarkable library service," Bellingham Public Library Director Pam Kiesner said.