Thursday, February 4, 2016


Have you checked out Freegal yet? Freegal is our music streaming eResource! Freegal Music gives you access to over 9 million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalogue of your country. To use, you simply have to have a valid library card.

Freegal has playlists such as "Today's Grammy Hits", "Broadway", "One Hit Wonders", and "Classic Rock" to choose from as well as standalone albums. The Home page will show you Top Albums and Top Singles, and also has a list of Featured Artists and Composers - everything from One Direction to Barbra Streisand to Miles Davis. You can also see our library system's Top 10, New Releases, and you can search by genre. Freegal also stores your streaming history for 2 weeks, so you can go back and find titles or listen again.

How Freegal Music Works:
  • Library users have a weekly download limit of 3 songs per week, and have a streaming limit of 3 hours per day. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. "My wishlist" is a tool for you to use when you have reached your weekly download limit. You can add your email address to receive twice-weekly email reminders of your available downloads.
  • Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips. The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM, and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play.
  • Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
  • The search engine is both a simple and advanced search, and will return results primarily by the album that the song is from. You can "Search All" for Albums, Artists, Composers, Songs at the same time. For example: Elvis Blue Suede Shoes.
 Give Freegal a try, and let us know what you think!

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