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Perry Library adds Freegal Service

Posted July 31, 2013 in Community Featured, Perry

Perry Public Library has joined the Library Ideas™ network of public library websites that offers access to more than 7 million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

The Freegal™ Music Service will allow Perry Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to more than 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Perry Public Library can download three (Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no direct cost via the library website: At the library’s homepage, click on Access Your Library’s Online Services Anyplace, Anytime to find the link to the library’s new online service — Freegal — and click on it. The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Music apps are also available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®. You will need to download the free Freegal app to enable you to download music to your computer or mobile device.

Libraries world-wide subscribe to the Freegal Music Service. Many Iowa public libraries also offer this service, including Johnston, Clive, Urbandale, Winterset and Adel.

“We are very excited to offer a service that delivers great music, is compatible with many devices and is simple to use. We think Freegal will be popular with our patrons and will demonstrate how easy it is to use one of many of the library’s online services available to them,” said Library Director Mary Murphy.

“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.”

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre.

Perry Public Library
101 Willis Ave.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon. – Thur.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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