Stream and Download Freegal Music on Your Mac or PC

Freegal Music gives you access to over 9 million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog of your country.

How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users have a weekly download and monthly streaming limit. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format.  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

What you’ll need:

  • a computer, tablet or smartphone running iOS or Android operating system

From your computer, go to https://www.communitylibrary.org and select eBooks & Digital Collection

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Click on Music2

Select Freegal from your browser.

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Enter your library card number and press login.1signin

Welcome to the main page of Freegal.  The main screen should open to a listing of the current top albums followed by songs, artists and so forth.  Along the top you will find a search bar and several categories in which you can search for music.  Along the left side is where you will keep track of what you have streamed, downloaded, added to your playlist or wishlist. 2mainpage

Browsing

There are several ways to browse Freegal.  You can scroll up and down, left to right on the main screen to view various artists.  You can also click on the Genre tab located at the top right.  This will reveal Freegal’s genres.

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Searching

If you’re looking for a specific song or artist, use the search bar instead of browsing the categories.11artistresults

Streaming vs. Downloading

Freegal allows you to download 5 free songs per week.  To listen to music without using your limited downloads, you have the option of streaming! To stream, hover over the album cover and click on Stream Now.

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Once you’ve selected Stream, the album will start playing.  Use the music player controls to fast-forward, rewind or pause streaming.

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Downloading

When you’ve found a song you wish to keep, choose the Download option.  5downloadsong

The song has now been added to your downloads.  To retrieve, click on the My Downloads tab on the left. This song is now yours to keep.  The file will save to Your Downloads on your computer.6mydownloads

Adding to Wishlist/ Playlist

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Freegal Playlists

Freegal also has pre-made playlists for your convenience.  These can be found along the left side beneath Streaming, under “Freegal Playlists“.

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