Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Downloadable and Streaming Music Now Available

Freegal Music

The Ottumwa Public Library has joined Library Ideas™ network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 11 million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists The Freegal™ Music Service will allow the Ottumwa Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 30,000 music labels from 85 different countries.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered cardholders of the Ottumwa Public Library can download a select number of Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no direct cost via . The Freegal Music Service will also have popular music videos for download, and a streaming music option where library cardholders can access entire albums of music.

The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.

“We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Ottumwa Public Library Director Sonja Ferrell.

“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas. “The participation of so many leading independent labels will also help the library reach as many patron groups as possible.”

Staff is available at the library to show patrons how to set up Freegal on their device. You can download music to keep and make your own playlists or stream on your device daily.