Tunes available at library branches

Free, downloadable music is just a mouse click away thanks to the Vancouver Island Regional Library and a new online music service called Freegal.

“Our customers expressed a desire for free downloadable music, and we’re pleased to offer this new feature,” said Fiona Anderson, director of library services.

All music buffs require to access the entire catalog of Sony Music Entertainment, and hundreds of thousands of songs, is a library card and pin number.

They will be able to download three songs a week and can keep the music.

“The limit is set to ensure library customers in our 38 branches have equal access to the database. A download counter keeps track of the number of songs downloaded each week and resets itself at midnight on Sundays,” said Anderson.

The subscription service is paid for by the library.

Freegal can be accessed at Nanaimo’s Harbourfront Branch, 90 Commercial St., Wellington Branch, 3022 Barons Rd., or by going to

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