Free music downloads are available through the St. Paul and Hennepin County library systems. Hundreds of thousands of songs from the Sony Music collection — which includes artists from AC/DC to Beyoncé to Poliça– are now available to library cardholders in good standing. People will be able to access the music collection at library branches or from home computers. The service is limited to
three FIVE downloads per week, which I consider quite generous.
The songs are made available through a service called Freegal, which the library system does pay for. If this idea proves popular, then part of the music budget would be used to pay for the Freegal service. I think this is a pretty cool ideas so go grab a library card, download some music and make it popular!