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Download free music through the library

Posted by Marina Gordon on January 5th, 2011

Here’s a great way to beef up your music collection for free — and it’s legal! The Seattle Public Library announced that it now offers free MP3 music file downloads on its website through Freegal Music. From the press release:

Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads and other MP3-compatible devices.

Seattle Public Library cardholders are eligible for three MP3 downloads per week. A library card number and PIN is necessary to access and download songs.

Freegal Music contains over 500,000 songs from Sony Music artists, including current hits like Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK,” classics songs such as Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” jazz standards like Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” and more. New music is added to the collection daily.

To view, browse and download music from Freegal, go to and click on “Library Collection,” then “Digital Books & Media” and scroll down the page to find the “Freegal Music Collection.”

Access to Freegal Music on the Library’s website has been made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636.

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