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Freegal Music Service


Freegal provides free music downloads and commercial free music streaming for TRL patrons

Here’s how Freegal works:

  • Legally download or stream music for free from the Freegal site
  • All downloaded music is free and you get to keep it forever – no due dates
  • After downloading, songs can be copied to MP3 players, iPods, iPhones, and so on
  • TRL Library Card and Internet Card holders can download up to five (5) songs each week (the counter resets to zero at 9 p.m. on Sunday evening)
  • TRL Library Card and Internet Card holders can stream up to three (3) hours of music each day and create and save playlists for future listening.
  • There are approximately 7 million songs comprised of the Sony Music catalog, including 28,000 labels with music from 80 countries. 

Quick tips for using Freegal:

More information on Freegal:

What is Freegal?
Freegal is a downloadable music service, like iTunes, provided to you by the Timberland Regional Library. All you need is your library card number and PIN to download music. Freegal provides digital music from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, which has hundreds of thousands of songs in more than 100 genres of music. No special software is necessary, and there are no digital rights management issues to deal with. Access to Freegal is limited to Timberland Regional Library patrons.

How many songs can I download?
You may download up to five (5) songs per week, as long as you have a Timberland Regional Library card. Your Freegal counter resets to zero at 9 p.m. every Sunday evening, allowing you to start downloading that week’s songs. Your download allotment is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen on the Freegal site.

How do I download a song?
When you’ve selected an artist and song you want from Freegal’s menu, click on the “Download Now” link next to the song. You’ll see a pop-up window where you can choose to “Save” the song. Select the folder or drive where you want the song saved. Remember, any time you click on “Download Now,” the song is counted toward your weekly allotment, even if you decide to cancel the download.

Will the downloaded songs work on an iPod, iPhone or other Apple device?
Yes. The easiest thing to do is to download the files to your desktop or your music folder. Import the song into iTunes by either dragging the song into the window or importing it from the menu. The song is now in your library. The next time you synch up your device, the song will be in your music library.

How do I stream music?
You may stream up to three (3) hours of music each day with your TRL card.  The time counter for streaming is located in the upper right corner.  On a web browser, hovering over an album title will show you a "Stream Now" button as well as a plus sign (+) for adding the song or album to a playlist.  Playlists are accessed on the left of the screen. 

How do I burn music to a CD?
Though each computer system is different, you can use iTunes, Windows Media Player or third party software to burn Freegal’s downloaded songs onto a CD. Just follow the instructions found in the software for burning your CD. This service is not available on library computers.

For more information, login to Freegal Music and see the FAQ.

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