Freegal Music Streaming/Downloads

Free Music for Library Patrons

Use your library card to stream music and download music from Freegal. Thousands of songs are available to listen to online or to download. iOS and Android apps are available in the App Store or Google Play.

How Do I Log In?

You can log in to Freegal using your library card number. Freegal is only available to Fitchburg resident library cardholders.

Be sure to include all of the letters and numbers with no spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Freegal?

Freegal® Music is a free music streaming service from your public library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to over 18 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 93,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Songs can also be downloaded directrly to your device or computer.

How long can I keep a downloaded song?

After downloading a song, it is yours to keep forever! There are no DRM restrictions on the music files but other copyright laws apply for all music downloaded.

How do I stream music? 

Use the Freegal app on your mobile device to stream. On a computer, when you move your cursor over a song or an album, you will see a "stream now" button appear. Simply press Stream Now and start listening. When you press that button on an album, you can stream the entire album in order!

How much music is on the Freegal site?

Freegal offers access to over 18 million songs. The songs are provided through agreements with over 93,000+ music labels, with music that originates in over 100 countries.

Can I download songs at the library?

Yes. You can download songs from Freegal using library computers but you must either save it to a CD, DVD or flash drive, email it to yourself as an attachment, or upload it to your cloud storage such as Google Drive. You may also use the library's WiFi to download songs on your personal device.

Can I stream or download songs on my mobile device?

Yes. Freegal has a free app for your Android phone\tablet (using Google Play) or your Apple iPhone\iPad\iPod Touch (using the App Store).

How many songs can I download?

You may download up to three songs per week. Each Sunday at midnight, your weekly download counter is reset to zero and you can download three more songs for the week. If you have more than one cardholder using the same computer, the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox) must be closed and reopened before another cardholder can log in.

How will I know how many songs I've downloaded this week?

Your weekly download counter is located at the top of the Freegal site which tells you how many downloads you have remaining.

How do I download a song?

When you've found the song you wish to download, click Download Now next to the song. At the prompt, select Save and choose where you want to save the song. If you do not specify a location to which to save the song, you might have difficulty locating it on your computer. If you're not presented with a save prompt, try right-clicking the link and choosing the option to save the link (e.g., Save Target As, Save Link As, Download Linked File, etc). This will let you choose where to save your song. If you're not sure about your default download location, find out before you download a song in order to save time and frustration.

Music is downloaded in the MP3 format and once downloaded, it can be played on your computer, transferred to a mobile device that plays MP3s or burned to a CD.

NOTE: Any time you click Download Now, even if you decide to cancel it, the download will count towards your weekly allotment.

You can also use Freegal's free app for Android or Apple to download songs directly to your mobile device.

Can I download a whole album?

Songs are available for download on an individual basis only. Over time, you can eventually download all the songs on an album. 

For answers to more questions, read Freegal's FAQs:

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