Palo Alto library subscribes to novel music idea

Cardholders can download five free songs per week through Freegal Music

For card-carrying members of the Palo Alto City Library, book and movie checkouts last for weeks but music downloads last forever.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

This shows how even the libraries are moving towards the electronic download system.

Needing all these libraries is definitely going to be a thing of the past. We may need more community center space with check out desks for materials on hold, but shelves of books and other materials is getting more and more obsolete.

On top of that, it is clear that the Mitchell Park fiasco shows that for those of us who were not in favor of this large new structure and would rather have seen a serious remodel of the old library were more in touch than those who planned the large library.

We are at present without two libraries. Materials are in storage. The last time I placed a hold on a book I was number 22 for 3 books in the library system which I figure will take 6 months for me to get my turn and then I have to trust that the book will be clean enough to actually want to read after approximately 7 people have taken it home to read with food and coffee.

Libraries have their place, but they are not what they used to be.

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Posted by KP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:27 am

KP is a registered user.

Now that I know...I am going to use it, for sure!!

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Posted by rhody
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:32 am

I'm going to use it too. I love the libraries and request books very often. MOST of them are in storage, which is very frustrating. I am counting on the storage books being back in circulation after Mitchell Park is finished

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Posted by Giants Fan
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Just signed in to Freegal Music using my library card and already downloaded my first song! one click and it's in my iTunes library. thank you palo alto library for this great service and to Palo Alto online for spreading the word!

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