Auckland Library has signed up with a music service called Freegal that lets library members download up to three songs per week from the Sony Music catalogue, totally free and totally legal.
All songs are DRM-free MP3s, and users can keep track of their usage via a counter at the top of the page. The counter re-sets at midnight on Sunday Eastern Standard Time, or Monday afternoon our time.
You can still browse the music after you’ve reached your download limit, but each song will display a ‘limit exceeded’ notification.
Freegal is a US-based music service sold to libraries all around the world.
55 libraries were incorporated under the Auckland Library banner when the region became a Supercity, meaning anyone who lives in the region is eligible to use the service.
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