downloadable music to our full service patrons (residents of the city of Dubuque who have a current library card, and those non-resident patrons who have purchased access at the platinum level) through Freegal, a new database. Freegal allows you to log in with your library card number and PIN (most likely the last four digits of your phone number), and download up to three free mp3s each week.
It's really that simple! But if you have any questions, run into any problems, or just want to chat about some cool music you discovered in Freegal, you can stop in to the library, give us a call (563) 589-4225, send us an email (email@example.com), or leave us a comment!
The trickiest part about Freegal is finding something to download. There are thousands of songs, and you can search by title or artist, but the browsing options are limited to a handful of descriptive categories. In my first test of Freegal, I got lucky. I found an mp3 download for a South African rap song I've been looking for a legal copy of for years. I also found a download for my favorite song of the summer. I know it's been said that Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" is the anthem of Summer 2013, but personally I've been loving a song off of Two Door Cinema Club's 2010 album.
~ Sarah, Adult Services