Maricopa County Libraries to offer digital streaming

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Maricopa County Library District will offer cardholders free online and mobile access to streaming content through its partnership with the digital service Hoopla. More than 600,000 library users in the Phoenix area will be able to watch movies and listen to music and audiobooks on demand through their smartphones, tablets, personal computers and Apple TVs. […] The Hoopla Digital model replaces the libraries’ current “one copy, one user” model, which often meant long wait times to check out a particular title. The new service means no waiting for someone to return “West Side Story” before you can check it out. – Kylie Gad,azcentral