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‘Spotify for Libraries’: Public Libraries Edge Toward Music Streaming Services

photo: KQED Arts

The service is called Freegal, and in August the Watsonville Public Library opened an account. As long as the branch pays an annual fee, patrons can stream thousands of artists from nearly 30,000 labels, many under Sony Music Entertainment’s large umbrella. Cardholders can log in from anywhere — they don’t need to be inside the library — and they’re allowed up to three hours of streaming per day and three free downloads per week. […] Freegal isn’t the only company of its kind. Hoopla, offered by San Francisco Public Library, San Jose Public Library and several others throughout the Bay Area, serves 816 libraries across North America. Its pricing structure differs from Freegal’s — libraries only pay for content that patrons borrow, with fees ranging $.99 to $2 a pop for albums, eBooks and DVDs. – Rachel Dovey, KQED Arts

Charleston County Public Library offers free music, movie streaming

logo: IndieFlix

logo: IndieFlix

With access to Freegal, library cardholders will have access to three hours of music streaming per day and five downloadable tracks each week, according to library officials. […] Cardholders also have access to IndieFlix, a movie streaming service that gives users the opportunity to instantly watch thousands of independent films from more than 50 countries around the world. – Lauren Shirley, The Post and Courier

Free streaming movies with your library card

Hernando County Public Library System is now offering access online to free streaming movies and television episodes for all library card holders. The Library is offering this through the Freegal Movies and Television Service. Freegal is a completely free and legal way to stream movies and television episodes. With your library card, you’ll have access to thousands of feature films and television episodes from major content providers. – WTSP 10 News
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