Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Free Music Downloads at the Library

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown Regional Public Library

Starting July 31, Pottstown Regional Public Library will offer access to Freegal Music Service. 

The addition of this online service not only gives patrons access to downloadable and streaming music but also will allow the Pottstown Regional Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its music collection. 

All you need is your Pottstown Regional Public Library card number – no checkout period, no overdue fees, no waiting.

You can use your library card to have access to:
  • Millions of DRM-free songs and music videos
  • 28,000 labels including the world’s largest–Sony Music Entertainment
  • Over 200 different genres; everything from Classical Music to Rap, including Pop, Rock, Children’s, Country, Classical and many more…
  • Thousands of popular artists including Adele, Alicia Keys, Barbara Streisand, Bruce
    Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Céline Dion, Daft Punk, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Presley,
    Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Johnny Cash, John Legend, London Symphony Orchestra, Mumford and Sons, One Direction, P!nk, Pearl Jam, Pitbull, Sara Bareilles, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma and many more…
  • Music from over 80 different countries
  • Unlimited simultaneous patron access for both downloads and streaming – that means no waiting for a title that is “checked out”
  • Each library card is allowed 5 downloads per week and 3 hours streaming per day
  • New music available the same day it shows up on I-Tunes or in the stores. New content is added daily.
  • Free Mobile apps for Apple and Android devices
Freegal is a service that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices, and simplicity of use. This should be incredibly popular with our patrons, said Library Director Susan Davis.

Freegal joins a menu of free digital services available to the Pottstown Regional Public Library cardholder from home, in the office, or on the road, including Brainfuse Homework Help, JobNow, Mango Languages, Zinio Magazines, Overdrive e-Books and Audiobooks, Tumblebooks for Kids, and more. 

Also, two special digital resources (the Foundation Directory and are available in the Library. Check out the Virtual Branch of the Pottstown Regional Public Library at

At Monday night's Borough Council Meeting, library liaison Arthur Green also announced that soon, patrons will be able to use their library cards to get a "pass" which will offer free admission to places like Elmwood Zoo and the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.

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