The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System has become the first in Arkansas to offer access to movies and television content with the Library Ideas network of public library Web sites.

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System has become the first in Arkansas to offer access to movies and television content with the Library Ideas network of public library Web sites.

The local library will be offering its patrons access on their personal computers and portable devices to thousands of video selections from major content suppliers through Freegal Movies and Television Services.

“We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use,” Library Director Michael Sawyer said. “We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library further transition into the digital age.”

Under terms of the agreement with Freegal, the local library’s registered card holders can stream three videos per week at no coat via www.pineblufflibrary.org.

“The library will underwrite the purchase of the content,” Sawyer said.

Library Ideas Chief Executive Officer Brian Downing said in a news release that the firm is “pleased to partner” with libraries in offering the online video content.

“Libraries continue to lead the way in bringing the arts and entertainment to their communities,” Downing said.

Freegal Movies and Television Services has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The apps are available in at Apple App Store locations and through Google Play.

Library Ideas also offers online music, eBook and language learning solutions to libraries as part of its developing products line, according to its news release. For more information, email info@libraryideas.com or briand@libraryideas.com.