Tired 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 dozens of musical genres. Freegal allows you to create a wishlist for future downloads, and to create & save multiple playlists for streaming!
NOTE: Sample clips are no longer provided - you can now listen to entire songs or albums by streaming them before you download! Once you are logged in and you click the PLAY arrow on a song or album, 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 left to download for the week will be displayed at the top 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.
GO MOBILE WITH FREEGAL APPS! Freegal Music is also a mobile experience. Download the free Freegal Music app for:
so you can stream ad-free music, at no charge to you! NOTE: Barnes & Noble tablet devices are NOT compatible with the Freegal Music app.
The keyword search on the redesigned website works better than the old one did. Searching by keywords in the search box at the top of the Freegal front page should provide good search results. You can include artist, song title, and/or album title in your keywords, e.g. 'elvis presley are you lonesome tonight'. But if you're having trouble finding a specific song or album by a specific artist, try the Advanced Search; a link to the Advanced Search page is just beside the keyword search box at the upper right.
Your search results page will include artists, songs, albums, and videos. To see a list of all the artists, albums, videos, or songs from your search results, click on 'VIEW ALL' to the upper right above the artists, albums, videos, or songs:
Freegal will then load a list of those artists, albums, videos, or songs. The page automatically loads more as you scroll down:
When you are logged in and you click the PLAY ARROW on a song or album, a player will appear across the bottom of the page, with song list, navigation (play, pause, forward, etc.), and volume controls. Now you can also jump ahead in the song by clicking on the player's progress bar.
To stream music on your desktop or laptop, just search for songs or albums as usual. From your search results (or wishlist), press the PLAY arrow on a song to hear that song; to hear an entire album, click on the STREAM or SHUFFLE button to start listening.
To listen to Freegal's pre-selected playlists go to the BROWSE page, then click on PLAYLISTS. Featured Playlists, Playlists for any Mood/Activity, and Artist Playlists are offered.
To create your own playlists for streaming, add individual songs, selected songs, or entire albums to your new or previously-created playlist.
To play any playlist you've created, go to 'MY MUSIC' and click on 'Playlists' tab. A list of 'My Playlists' will be displayed. Click on the title of the list you want to play, then click STREAM or SHUFFLE.
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: