Listen on the Road With Libby and hoopla

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources,
Interior of car with Libby and hoopla apps on navigation screen

Audiobooks allow you to enjoy your favorite books easily: while you clean, during a workout, or while cooking dinner. Listening to an audiobook is also a great way to pass the time on the road. It is now easier than ever with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—these apps are compatible with Libby and hoopla!

Apple CarPlay with Libby allows iPhone users to quickly access and control audiobooks through their car’s dashboard and listen through the sound system. With CarPlay, you can select and navigate audiobooks with large, intuitive controls on the vehicle’s display. CarPlay allows skipping ahead or back, changing the playback speed, and pausing. Every major automobile manufacturer supports CarPlay, and it's compatible with iPhone 5 or newer, running iOS 7.1 or newer. Android Auto is also compatible with Libby and offers similar intuitive navigation through your vehicle’s dashboard display. Even though Libby has some titles with waitlists, check out our Always Available audiobook collection for instant borrowing.

Accessing hoopla’s music and audiobooks on the road is now more convenient than ever with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Another great hoopla feature is that you never need to place a hold—hoopla audiobook and music titles are always available!

Listening to an audiobook can help the miles fly by, whether on a road trip or navigating metro area traffic. Ensure you set up your devices with Libby, hoopla, and the appropriate car apps before you begin driving. Enjoy this summer at home or on the road with audiobooks and music from your library!