***Our access to Freegal Music Service ends on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.*** Feel free to borrow and stream music from Hoopla Digital. All you need is a Summit Library card. Hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you’re in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet.
The Summit Free Public Library now offers access to The Freegal® Music Service from Library Ideas, LLC. Library cardholders can download three MP3-formatted tracks each week and stream music for three hours per day.
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 mobile app and website which utilizes 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!”
From Mid Continent Public Library Blog, quote by Steven V. Potter, MCPL Director & CEO
“We have been waiting a long time for 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.”
From Victor Public Library website, quote by Tiffany Lynn, Library Director.