To download, or not to download... that is the question.
These days, you can call up any song at anytime online for free. Do you need to 'own' a song for offline play? Or is it enough to know that your favourite music is always a matter of keystrokes away, so you don't need to store it?
Here are some options for Elgin County Library patrons:
Google Play Music - an online radio to listen to for free with unlimited access to music when streamed online through the internet. Search for songs, artists, genres and more!
Spotify - available for free. Search, browse, and discover new music online. New music is added on a weekly basis. Includes online streaming radio, playlists, music albums, or the ability to build a personalized playlist.
YouTube -- A great source for songs and videos. As a fun twist, type the word "karaoke" after your search term to sing along.
In 2014, Elgin County Library subscribed to a service called Freegal Music on a trial basis. This service allows library patrons to download up to 3 songs per week that you will own for personal use and can store on your computer/device. Please note that a fee is charged to the library for every song you download. As a result, we have placed a cap on the number of songs that can be downloaded by Elgin County Library patrons. You can download 3 songs per week until we've met our monthly maximum. If you receive a message that the number of downloads has been exceeded, we apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you try again at a later date.