New streaming services are free for those with library cards
Charleston County residents now can stream a wide variety of music and award-winning independent films for free through two online services available from Charleston County Public Library.
Anyone with a library card can enjoy the streaming services by visiting the library’s website – www.ccpl.org – and logging into either Freegal or IndieFlix on the site’s Downloadable Media page.
With Freegal, customers can stream three hours of music daily and download five music tracks to keep each week. This free music service offers access to approximately 9 million songs from genres including rock, hip-hop, top 40, pop, country, classical, reggae, jazz, blues, Latin and more through the Sony Music Entertainment catalog.
Fans of independent cinema can use the IndieFlix streaming film service to access award-winning shorts, feature films and documentaries, including some films shown at major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes and Tribeca. Users can instantly watch the thousands of films available from more than 50 countries and search films by language, genre, film length or country of origin. Customers can use the service on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone or tablet with a web browser, along with Roku and xBox.
Access to streaming music and films is CCPL’s latest offering of free digital material available through the library’s website. Customers can download free eBooks, audio books and magazines plus enjoy interactive storybooks and online activities for children. So far this year, county residents have downloaded or checked out 200,000 digital titles from the library’s online services. The vast majority, approximately 60 percent, are free downloadable eBooks that people can read on their digital devices or computers.
For a full list of all the free digital materials available, check the Downloadable Media link on the left side of the library’s homepage – www.ccpl.org.