How does Freegal Music work?

A download usage counter displaying your weekly allotment is located in the upper right corner of the Freegal page. For instance, 1/3 means that you have a weekly limit of 3 downloads, and you have used 1 of those downloads. The download counter resets each week at Monday 12:01 am (Eastern Time).

Browse or Search

Freegal Music is set up to browse, or to search for your favorite artists or songs. You can use the navigation across the top of the page to browse by genre and news articles, or use our quick search tool on the home page. Searching by keyword at the top of the website allows you to search by artist name or song title. Expanded search options are under advanced search. Freegal Music also offers a collection of Top Download lists on the homepage where users can browse a variety of music selections.

Are the songs really free?

Freegal Music and the music you download are free in the sense that most things in your library are free to you as a patron of the library. The service is underwritten by Kalamazoo Public Library.

Why are there limits on the amount of downloads I can make?

The limit is set so that a maximum number of patrons may have equal access to the songs in the Freegal Music Service.

What does “limit exceeded” mean?

The “Limit Exceeded” appears when you have used all of their downloads for the week.

How much music is on Freegal Music’s website?

It changes daily. But it's safe to say that there are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs. The Freegal Music website has hundreds of genres of music and is rich in many of them. The content is
based upon agreements with over 10,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment.