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, 1/5 means that you have a weekly limit of five (5) downloads, and you have used one 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.

Stream » New!

In addition to free daily music downloads, library patrons are able to access up to five (5) hours of streaming music free of charge each day! Users are able to create and save their own playlists or choose from pre-selected Freegal playlists. Just click play and go!

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. Freegal offers access to about 11 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.