Flex Borrows? In THIS Economy?
Woah, woah, woah. Hold your horses. What even IS a Flex Borrow?
There is still a bit of confusion on the difference between an ‘Instant Borrow’ and a ‘Flex Borrow’ when it comes to our Hoopla app.
Yes, this is a fairly new change in the app, and it’s totally okay if it’s not as straightforward for everyone.
The easiest way to describe it is: You originally had five borrows, and five more were added. The five original borrows still exist as Instant Borrows,
and they are indicated with a lightning bolt on top of any title. Instant Borrows are available, as you’d imagine, any time of day without
any waiting. No holds, no queues.
have to wait a while. If there is a popular title and too many copies are out, try for another title! Flex Borrows should be considered more as an
add-on to your usual five, like a last-minute impulse buy at the store. “Hey, they have this title available right now. Yoink!”
The cool thing about Flex Borrows is that it works similar to CloudLibrary: You can have five checkouts at a time, for 21 days, but no limit
beyond that. NEAT.
PRO TIP: The easiest way to find all AVAILABLE Flex Borrows from any given media type:
Advanced Search >
Availability - Available Now >
Borrow Type - Flex >
Format - ebook, audiobook, etc. >
Hit SUBMIT. ENJOY!