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Free Music: FreegalDownload free songs (MP3s) from Freegal with your Woodward Memorial Library card. Just enter your library card and PIN to download three songs per week that you can keep forever.
Songs are downloaded in an MP3 format (compatible with everything), so they can be saved to any computer, mobile device or MP3 player, including an iPod. There are no digital rights management restrictions, and no special software is required.
Choose from hundreds of thousands of songs in over 100 genres of music from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, through a service called Freegal.
Hyperlink (see below):  Freegal FAQ’s

Freegal FAQ’s

So, what's it all about?
http://douglascountylibraries.org/files/freegalmusic_blue-white.jpgFreegal is a downloadable music service, like iTunes, available from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, more than 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels. No special software is needed to use the service, and there are no digital rights management restrictions.

What's my library card number?
It's the number on the back of your library card.

What's my PIN?
A PIN is your Personal Identification Number.  If this is your first time accessing using Freegal, your PIN is the last five digits of your card number.  If you have forgotten, or would like to reset your PIN, you can do so by calling the Woodward Memorial Library at 768-8300.

How much music is on this site?
New music is added daily, but it's safe to say that there are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and hundreds of thousands of songs. The Freegal site has more than 100 genres of music and is rich in many of them. The content is based upon a license with Sony Music Entertainment, owner of 54 music labels.

How many songs can I download?
You may download up to three songs per week.   Sunday at 12:00 a.m. EST your counter will be set back to zero. After that time you can download three more songs over the following week.

Why are there limits on the number of downloads?
The limit is set so that a maximum number of patrons may have equal access to the songs in the Sony catalog.

How will I know how many downloads I’ve used?
In the upper right corner is your download allotment, and the ticker helps you track it. For instance if it says 1/3, you have 3 downloads for the week and you have used up 1.

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 your chosen song. At the prompt, select Save and choose where you want to save the song. If you're not presented with a prompt, try right-clicking the link and choosing the option to save the link (i.e. Save Target As, Save Link As, or Download Linked File, etc.). This will let you choose where to save your song.

If you do not or cannot choose the location, your song could be saved anywhere, depending on how you have your web browser and computer files set up. If you're not sure, find out before you download to save time and frustration.

Music is downloaded in an MP3 format and, once downloaded, can be played, transferred or burned to a CD.
Note: Anytime you click on the "Download Now" link, even if you decide to cancel it, the download will count towards your weekly allotment.

Why does the counter say I’ve downloaded 3 songs when I’m sure I haven’t?
You may have started a download then changed your mind and canceled it. Once you click download it can’t be reversed. It will count toward your download limit.

Can I download a whole album?
Songs are available on an individual basis only. You can choose, over time, to download all the songs on an album. However, previewing a song will help you decide if you have favorites and don’t want them all.

What is the song clip?
The song clip is to the left of the song title. The song clip allows you to preview a song, so you can decide whether or not you want to use your allotment of downloads on a new song before wasting them. To listen to the song clip, click on the arrow to the left of the track.

What are the different ways to search for a song or artist?
The site is set up to browse, or to search. You can use the bar across the top to browse by genre or by our suggestions. You can use the grid at the bottom right to browse by artist in alphabetical order. You can search by artist, by song, by the album or by keyword. Expanded search options are under advanced search.

Some tips:

  • Start by browsing
  • Choose "See All" under Genre to see how the music is organized.
  • Artists are listed alphabetically by first name, and groups with names that begin with "the" (The Flatliners, for example) are found under "T".)
  • Don't give up immediately if you don't find what you're looking for. Artists/performers may not be listed where you expect them to be. Use the advanced search if you get few or no results.

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