Compare Digital Audiobook Services

We have two services that offer audiobooks: Libby and hoopla. Many users utilize both to maximize entertainment value, but it may be difficult to differentiate and choose between the two. Here are some comparisons of the two services. 

For more information on each service, including instructions and FAQs, please see our Overview pages.




Stream titles on computers and mobile devices

 Libby: yes

 hoopla: yes

Download titles for offline listening

 Libby: Libby app only

 hoopla: mobile devices only

How many items can I check out?

 Libby: 10 titles at a time; no limit over time

 hoopla: 12 items a month

How many items can I have on hold?

 Libby: 15 items

 hoopla: no holds; all items always available

Non-fiction titles

 Libby: some

 hoopla: stronger

Collections, in general

 Libby: stronger on bestsellers

 hoopla: stronger on niche titles/publishers