If you are observant, you noticed when a couple of new icons appeared on the Library’s online catalog home page a few months ago. One is for Freegal® music and one is for Freegal® movies and Television content.
That’s because Camp Verde Community Library joined Library Ideas® network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog of legendary artists plus access to streaming movies and television content. We are the only library in Yavapai County offering this service at this time and are excited to offer a service that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular and will help the Library further transition into the digital age.
The Freegal® Music Service allows the Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries. As downloadable or streaming files, Freegal® music cannot get scratched, jammed in your CD player, lost or stolen like music on CDs may and you don’t have to wait for someone to return it or for it to be placed on the shelf. No holds required, no due dates to remember and no overdue fees. In fact, you get to keep the songs you download as long as you want to. You can access Freegal® music from anywhere in the world with your mobile device, an Internet connection and your Camp Verde Community Library card.
Same goes for Freegal® Movies and Television Service. The Freegal® Movies and Television Service allows the Library to offer access to thousands of video selections from major content suppliers and independent filmmakers from the convenience of your personal computer or portable device at home or in the library through the Library’s website.
The Library’s agreement with Library Ideas® gives registered cardholders of Camp Verde Community Library the opportunity to download five Freegal® Music MP3 files each week and stream hours of music every day at no direct cost to you. In addition to songs and complete albums, Freegal® Music Service also has popular music videos for download. Freegal® Movies and Television Service allows you to stream three videos per week. The Library, through a Library Services and Technology Act 2014 grant awarded by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records a Division of the Secretary of State, pays a subscription fee to purchase access to the music and movie content so you can use it for free.
The Freegal® Music Service and Freegal® Movies and Television Service has free mobile apps for registered patrons with a valid Camp Verde Community Library card. The apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®. If you would like to learn more about how to download the apps and access Freegal® services join us on Friday, June 14, 2015 at 10am for a demonstration. Bring your own mobile device and your library card so you can get started using Freegal® music and movies right away.
About Library Ideas: Library Ideas is a global leader in providing digital content to all kinds of libraries, and is located in Vienna, Virginia. The Company offers online music, movie, eBook and language learning solutions to libraries as part of its developing product suite. Library Ideas was named “One of the Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry for 2011-12” by EContent Magazine.
About Sony Music Entertainment: 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, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, BNA Records, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Gospel Music Group, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.