Alexa, Ask hoopla…

At libraries, we love technology and this is just another awesome way to bring the library into your home using technology. If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can add the hoopla skill to get access to your streaming content. Adding this skill allows you to review and play audiobooks and music that you have downloaded. Want to know how? Let's get started!

First, you need to add the hoopla skill (adding a skill is Alexa's version of installing an app) by searching "hoopla" in your Alexa app or clicking here. Once you have your skill added, you can start interacting with Alexa! You must start each command with "Alexa, ask hoopla." 

Here are some things you can ask Alexa to do:

Alexa, ask hoopla…

…how many items I can borrow.

…how many items I currently have borrowed.

…for my library’s phone number.

…to list all titles I have borrowed.

…to list my music / …to list the music I currently have borrowed. / …to play my music

…to list my audiobooks / …to list the audiobooks I currently have borrowed.

…what it is / …what is hoopla?

When listening to music, you can use “Alexa next” or “Alexa previous” to go to the next/previous tracks. 

We hope you enjoy using your new hoopla skill on Alexa. Tell us in the comments what your favorite Alexa skill is!