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MCPL “Resource of the Month”

The Mason City Public Library will be featuring one of its online resources each month to help familiarize its patrons with the many choices they have in using our services from home through our website:

The first highlighted service is Freegal, a music download service available for FREE to registered library card holders.  You can access it by clicking on the freegal icon on the library’s home page. You will then type in your library card number to choose the songs you want to download. There are thousands to choose from within the Sony Music catalog.

How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users may download 3 songs each week.  You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.
  •  If you run out of downloads for the week, you can go to “My Wishlist” in the upper right corner and queue up for future music.
  • The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes.  It works on both PCs and Macs.
  • Be sure to check out the browsing areas, especially Artists A to Z (bottom of page) and the genre lists (menu bar)Click on see all genres to view dozens of categories.

For more information about this service or to find out how to register for a FREE library card, call the library at 641.421.3668, stop at the Main Desk with picture ID or email us at Then start listening to your favorite tunes courtesy of the Mason City Public Library!

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