Freegal Downloadable Music Service
Freegal provides free music downloads for Timberland Regional Library patrons.
Here’s how Freegal works:
- Legally download music for free from the Freegal site
- All 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 three songs each week (the counter resets to zero at 9 p.m. on Sunday evening)
- Hundreds of thousands of songs in over 100 genres of music are available to download
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 three 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 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.