hoopla is a collection of instantly available eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and comic books that can be streamed on a PC or Mac.  Items can also be streamed or downloaded onto the hoopla app, which is available in your device’s app store for IOS, Android and some Kindles.

Get Started:

Hoopla can be accessed by logging in with your Nippersink Public Library card on our website or through the app.
To get started go to https://www.hoopladigital.com/.

Checkouts & Loan Periods

  • Checkout Limit: Up to 5 items per month

  • Loan Periods vary:

          * 21 days:  eBooks, audiobooks and comics
          *   7 days:  music albums
          *   3 days:  movies and TV shows

Need additional help?

  • Visit the hoopla Help Center at https://www.hoopladigital.com/help, for more information on getting started and a full list of supported devices.

  • Call the library at 815-678-4014 for more information.

Building remains closed and curbside service only

The Library Building Remains Closed and We Will Continue to Offer Curbside Service Only

The library will continue to offer Curbside Service only for the foreseeable future.   We are sad to report that we have several employees who are in various stages of quarantine for COVID-19.  The good news is that none of our patrons have been exposed.  At this time, we only have adequate staff to provide Curbside Service. 

Curbside Service will be available as follows:  

Monday through Saturday:  9 AM to 4 PM

We hope to be able to extend our hours and welcome patrons back into the building as soon as possible.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  Please call us at 815-678-4014 or e-mail us at nippersink@nippersinklibrary.org to request materials.  Staff are available to take your calls Monday through Saturday between 9 AM and 5 PM.

The library will be open as a polling place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, but will be closed for Curbside Service.  Polling hours are 6 AM to 7 PM.  Curbside service will resume on Wednesday, November 4.

Book Drops:
All materials must be returned to the outside book drops.  Please do not bring materials into the building.  All returned items must be quarantined for seven days so there will be a delay before items are checked in and removed from your library card.

Book Donations:  We are not currently accepting donations.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We may cease in person services if:

The State of Illinois reverts back to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan

The library district or McHenry County sees a significant increase in COVID-19 cases

We are advised by County or State health officials to cease in-person operations

A staff member or immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19

A patron who has been in the building and tests positive for COVID-19 reports this information to the library

The library can no longer procure adequate PPE for staff or is unable to maintain the necessary cleaning protocols

Any other reasons deemed relevant and necessary by the Board of Trustees and the Library Director.

For more information on Grab and Go or Curbside Service.
Please email us at nippersink@nippersinklibrary.org or call us at 815-678-4014.

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Monday, September 7

Tuesday, November 3 – no library service, but open for voting

Wednesday, November 25 – closes at 5PM

Thursday, November 26

Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25

Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1, 2021

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The staff welcomes your requests, suggestions or questions. A visit to the library is nice; a phone call will do; but if you have more computer than you have time, use email for fast and efficient service. We check it every day!

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5418 Hill Rd.
Richmond, IL 60071

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

FAX: 815-678-4484