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Digital Library: Freegal Music

In the Digital Library series we will explore the different electronic resources the library provides Beauregard Parish patrons. To use these, you will need a computer or mobile device with internet connection and your library card. For certain services, you will also need to use your electronic services password.

Freegal Music

What it is:

Beauregard Parish is excited to offer our patrons this unique product. "Freegal is a downloadable music service... All you need is your library card number and... a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons..."

Each patron with a card in good standing and an electronic services password can log in each week and download as many as three (3) songs to keep. There are so many choices of artists and styles of music that there is something for nearly everyone. Plus, Freegal recently started offering video downloads so you can keep your favorite videos.

How to use it:

  • Click the link at left in the digital library or click here: Freegal Music. To log in to your account, you will type your library card number and your electronic services password.
  • Search in the box at the top of the page. The pull-down menu lets you narrow your results to artist, song title, album title, songwriter, etc.
  • Users must be logged into the site to play and listen to the sound samples.
  • New downloads post on Monday. If they are not used before the next Monday, they are lost.

Pro Tips:

  • For your convenience, Freegal keeps tracks of your last two weeks of downloads and allows you opportunity to download the songs again in the event of an incomplete or corrupted download.
  • Freegal now offers a wish list feature to keep track of songs that you may want to download on future weeks.
  • Freegal Music has free mobile apps for both Android and iPhone, allowing you to download your new music directly to your portable device.
  • There is an optional newsletter from Freegal that keeps users informed about new releases and other Freegal points of interest.
Posted Tuesday October 1, 2013 09:00am

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