In The News

January 31st 2013
Miami-Dade library now offers free music downloads.
Library-card holders can download up to three free songs per week legally.

June 11th 2012
Freegal Simplifies MP3 downloading with New Android, Apple Apps

June 10th 2012
New Service Expands Availability of digital books

May 14, 2012
The Freedom to Fread

April 28th 2012
South Florida libraries offer free e-Books, music and more with mobile technology.

April 18th 2012
Free music: Boulder Public Library now offering MP3 downloads. Patrons can get up to 3 free MP3s a week, keep them forever. By Mitchell Byars, Camera Staff Writer

April 18th 2012
State libraries offer free music downloads
Music downloads available at libraries By: Rebecca Ryan |

April 2nd 2012
Freading, the Ebook Sibling of Freegal, Shows Signs of Rapid Growth
By Michael Kelley

March 14th 2012
Free music to your ears Rowena Orejana

March 19th 2012
Milwaukee Public Library adds free music download service
With Freegal, cardholders can check out 3 songs per week – with no return date

March 19th 2012
Ajax Public Library expands electronic collections Freading and Freegal available

February 22nd 2012
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.

February 14th 2012
Freegal Is The New Way To Download Free Music For Anyone With A Library Card

February 13th, 2011
By Nikole Hannah-Jones, The Oregonian “Just as the library went from circulating 8-tracks to vinyl records to cassette tapes to CDs, that progression now leads to the availability of digital MP3 files through this web-based services.

February 10th 2012
If free downloads are music to your ears; Vancouver Island Regional Library can help you out.

February 2012
Library card key to unlock free music downloads. By:Emily Riden Collegian Staff Writer

February 2012
Tunes available at library branches By Contributed – Nanaimo News Bulletin

February 2012
Freading is a new ebook service now live at the Los Gatos Public Library.

February 7th 2012
Freading E-Books Available to Wyoming Library Patrons
Sheridan-Beginning next week, library patrons will be able to check out e-books for a variety of e-readers from libraries statewide.

January 5th 2012
Music lovers get an earful – for free – at Kent library – Ravenna Record Courier
“Under the library’s agreement with Library Ideas, which offers the Freegal service, members have access to all of the songs in Sony’s music library… ​

January 26th 2012
Library Ideas Launches E-book Service for Libraries – Publishers Weekly
“Library Ideas, a Fairfax, Vir. media company delivering digital services to libraries, has launched Freading, an e-book program that allows libraries to pay for e-books on a per download basis…”

January 2012
Lakeland Library Offers Free, Legal Music Downloads
By Gary White THE LEDGER

December 2011
GLASGOW “Websites that allow patrons to download music, such as Rhapsody and Napster, now have a stiff competitor “the public library.”

August 19th, 2010
Library Powers Rocket-Fast Learning: Tilly Dutta, technology manager at the Westport Library, thinks the Rocket Languages program will be popular.

August 8th 2010
Library Powers Rocket-Fast Learning – by Vanessa Inzitari
…”The courses are very user-friendly and very well done,” Dutta said. “You can learn key words and phrases while having fun at the same time.”…

July 13th 2011
Orange Public Library Rocket Languages
…”One resource that is available for everyone with a OPL card is access to Rocket Languages. This is an interactive online language learning program that allows you to learn a new language at your own pace. “…

March 9th 2011
Rocket Languages is Editor’s Choice at PC Magazine
“Rocket Languages is one of the most inviting language-learning tools on the market. Of all the competing software, RocketLanguages instills the most confidence in students new to the language and culture. Its approach is a bit reminiscent of audio CDs and workbooks, but the content is tried and true…”