Music Downloads from Freegal

Great news! You may now download up to FIVE free songs every week with one library card number!

Now with STREAMING too!


freegalTired of listening to the same old music? You can download new tunes (or golden oldies) for FREE with our Freegal™ Music Service! Freegal (rhymes with 'legal') gives you free access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels. Features tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres!

NOTE: Sample clips are no longer provided - you can now listen to entire songs or albums by streaming them before you download! Once you log in, a player will appear across the bottom of the page, with song list, navigation (play, pause, forward, etc.), and volume controls. Click here to learn more about streaming.

You may download up to FIVE songs per week per library card; the number of songs you have downloaded for the week will be displayed in the upper right corner of the page. Your downloads are not borrowed - they are yours to KEEP!

Freegal music downloads are all in the MP3 format with no DRM (Digital Rights Management). You can download music directly to your computer from the Freegal website; there is no software to install. Freegal music will work on any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs.

Now with videos, too!

Freegal also has its own mobile apps for iOS and Android devices! Links to the Freegal mobile apps: iTunes App Store and Google Play Android MarketPlace.


Searching by keywords in the search box at the top of the Freegal front page will provide the broadest search results - but if you're having trouble finding a specific song or album by a specific artist, we recommend using the Advanced Search page:

Advanced Search page

When you enter multiple fields (e.g., artist, song, and/or album) and specify 'Match all of the above fields', the Advanced Search page will provide much more exact search results than the keyword search.

On the Freegal website, a link to the Advanced Search page is just above the keyword search box:

Freegal keyword search box and advanced search

There is a BIG difference in the number of results you will get, depending on whether you use the keyword search or the advanced search.

For example, type ''George Strait'' in the keyword box:

Freegal keyword search

...and your results will look like this:

Freegal keyword search results

Even if you specify ''Artists'' in the dropdown next to the keyword box:

Freegal artists keyword search will get many apparently irrelevant artists in your results list:

Freegal artists keyword search results

Now, type ''George Strait'' in the Artist box on the advanced search page:

Freegal advanced search

...and your results will look like this:

Freegal advanced search results

As you can see, you will get far fewer results with the advanced search, but the results you get will match your search much more exactly than those you get from a keyword search. Which search you want to use will depend on what you're looking for.

HELPFUL HINT: If you're searching for just a song title (i.e., not a song title and artist), try putting your song title in quotes for more accurate results.

Your search results page will include artists, albums, videos, and songs. To view all the albums in the horizontal display, you can click on the arrow bars on either side of the album covers to move sideways through the list:

Artist page with navigation arrows

If you would rather view artists, albums, videos, or songs from your search results in a vertical list, click on the small curved arrow icon curved arrow to the upper right above the artists, albums, videos, or songs:

Freegal search results

Freegal will then display the artists, albums, videos, or songs in a vertical list on a separate page, automatically showing more albums at the bottom as you scroll down the page:

Freegal search results

NOTE: Browsing Artists function has been discontinued. Clicking on Browse A-Z will bring you to the Genres page.

Click here to log in to Freegal, or click 'Login' from the upper right corner of the Freegal website. You will need to enter your library card barcode to log in.

For more HELPFUL HINTS, see Freegal Features: Browsing Genres

Click here to learn more about Freegal.


Once you log in, a player will appear across the bottom of the page, with song list, navigation (play, pause, forward, etc.), and volume controls. To stream music on your desktop or laptop, search for songs or albums as usual. From your search results (or wishlist), press the PLAY button on a song to hear that song; to hear an entire album in order, move your cursor over the album cover and a 'STREAM NOW' button will come up - just click that button to start listening. To clear the song list and start over, click on the trash can icon in the player.

You can also create playlists for streaming, or click on 'Freegal Playlists' in the left-hand menu to listen to pre-selected songs in different categories, such as Award Winners, Dance / Electronic Hits, Classic Rock, Broadway, Soundtracks, R & B, Kids, Country, and many others.

You may stream up to THREE HOURS PER DAY per library card. The amount of time remaining for streaming will appear in the upper right corner of the page.

To create your own playlist:

To play your playlist:

Go Mobile with Freegal Apps! As always, Freegal Music is also a mobile experience. The new Freegal Music update for Android and Apple devices is in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Android MarketPlace for you to be able to stream ad-free music, at no charge to you.


One of the great new additions to Freegal Music is the rich and growing collection of music videos. These videos often have supplemental content that is not in the underlying song, and some of these videos are historical treasures. PLEASE NOTE: