Public library app 'Hoopla' announced that it will now allow users to check out and view comic books via their mobile devices. Hoopla currently partners with local libraries to allow patrons to check out movies, music and books through its tablet or e-reader. Now patrons will have the opportunity to check out popular comic books as well.
The app operates as an online library service, which allows users to check out titles based on availability. After a patron has requested a title, they can view the comic book on their mobile device for a limited time. When the checkout period is up, the book will automatically disappear from the user's device. Patrons who opt for the new service will have access to a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels, including The Walking Dead and The Dark Knight.
The new service provides a free way to check out popular comics and graphic novels.