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Downloadable Music Now Available for Free at Memphis Public Libraries

Click here to start downloading your favorite tunes today!

By: Marcey Wright

Memphis Public Libraries now offer free downloadable music to Library customers through Freegal Music Service!The search for affordable music to download is over. The Memphis Public Library and Information Center now offers The Freegal Music Service for the best price in town – FREE!

With more than 7 million songs from Sony Music and many other labels, Library customers now have access to Top 10 Music Billboard picks in R&B, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Jazz, Country, Classical, and more.

“This is a service we think our customers will really appreciate,” said Library Collections Development Manager Alan Stewart. “Memphis Public Libraries have always provided music in whatever the current format was at the time, and the public has moved to digital formats for music. Thanks to more money in the budget from the City of Memphis, we can do more in the digital realm.”

While entering the digital music world, Memphis Public Libraries are also offering customers the chance to keep downloaded songs without worry of “returning” it to the Library! “This is a different model for us – the idea of offerings to keep,” Stewart noted, “but I’m sure our customers won’t mind. It’s about access to the material.”

To use the service, music lovers must own a Library card, create an account through the Library’s website, and type in their Library card number. Three music downloads are allowable each week, and music videos occupy two downloads. “We’re confident our customers will really enjoy Freegal,” Stewart said.

Director of Libraries Keenon McCloy also commented on the new music download service. “The Library’s mission is to satisfy the customers’ need to know, and we firmly believe that ‘need’ includes musical education and entertainment. This new service meets those needs and complements other Library programs and services as well. Once customers enter the Library’s doors, there is an endless supply of services at their fingertips. Freegal Music Service allows them to download music while visiting the Library or from home; either way they will receive the same great Library service!”

Click here to start downloading music today!

For more information on Memphis Public Library’s downloadable collections, call 415-2708.