|Freegal provides free access to around 7 million songs.|
What is eMusic?
eMusic is music in digital format that you can either stream or download and store on a computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone or other device to listen to at your convenience.
Freegal provides free access to around 7 million songs from a variety of music labels. It offers a choice of thousands of artists and includes many different music genres.
To listen to Freegal music:
- Visit Freegal and enter your full library card number (A20003xxxxxxxxxB) and date of birth password in eight numbers (ddmmyyyy)
- Downloads are all in the MP3 format with no digital rights management (DRM) issues, and will work with any MP3 player, including iPods, and can be loaded into iTunes. They will work on both PCs and Macs. Freegal mobile apps are available for downloading onto patron's devices from both mainstream app stores.
- Freegal allows easy search and browse access
- Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.
Freegal advises that you should back up any songs you download as they are unable to restore lost or damaged downloads.
Freegal does not require any software to be downloaded, and the songs you download are yours to keep.
Users have the option of both streaming and downloading music. You have a download limit of 3 songs per week, and a streaming limit of 3 hours per day. There are also thousands of free MP4 music videos which can be downloaded. However, one music video is equal to 2 song downloads.
The site has a counter in the top right hand corner of the screen which will keep a count of your weekly downloads. The counter is reset each Monday to allow you to start downloading again. You can also create a wish list of songs for future downloading.
Library of Congress National Jukebox
The Library of Congress National Jukebox includes historical sound recordings from the archives of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.