Haven’t used your library card in a while? There’s a new reason to wield that little piece of plastic: free, legal, iPod-compatible, non-expiring MP3 music downloads. The Seattle Public Library recently announced a new partnership with Sony Music’s downloading site Freegalmusic. The website looks a little crude, and we’ve found logging in to be a bit spotty, but SPL promises grade A artists from Ke$ha to Bruce Springsteen, so it’s more than worth…checking out. (Ohh punny.)
From the press release:
Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads and other MP3-compatible devices.
Seattle Public Library cardholders are eligible for three MP3 downloads per week. A library-card number and PIN is necessary to access and download songs.
Freegal Music has more than 500,000 songs from Sony Music artists and new music is added to the collection daily.
To view, browse and download music from Freegal, go to spl.orgdigibooks and click on "Library Collection," then "Digital Books & Media" and scroll down the page to find the "Freegal Music Collection."_