New music service available online from library

The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library is offering a new music service, the Freegal Music Service from Library Ideas, for online patrons.

Library patrons who have registered library cards can download and stream a select number of MP3-formatted tracks each month at no direct cost via 3-week song downloads or 3-hour streaming weekly.

The library’s subscription pays for access to the music, according to a news release.

The Freegal Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia.

Freegal Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which uses modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

“Freegal is kind of like Spotify or Apple Music—where you can create playlists and stream music. I often find that Freegal Music also helps me discover new artists and recall songs that I have long forgotten. Freegal [also] allows me to go back and rediscover those songs and artists that I wasn’t ready to discover then but am now—sometimes on librarian-curated playlists! I use this service almost every day,” said Steven. V. Potter Mid Continent Public Library director and CEO, on the MCPL blog.

Library Ideas is a global leader in providing digital content to all kinds of libraries, and is located in Vienna, Virginia. Its email address is

  • Information from Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library,

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