Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Access tons of digital media online with your library card.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 7+

It use to be good

I don't know what changes they made but after using hoopla for years it won't let me on the site. Acts like it wants to but the line just keeps going up and down not connecting. No error message. So I called the library they said their site worked fine at the library. Amazing! what a help that was. Still doesn't work, no customer service. Why bother
age 18+

Kid's Mode is not Kid Proof

Hoopla has an option to put your child's account in kids mode. However, because the settings are not password protected, kids can easily disable the kids mode by clicking the box on the home page, thus gaining access to material that may not be suitable for young eyes. It's a great app, otherwise, but because of this major flaw, it's not an app that can go unmonitored by parents.

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