How do I access the Freegal Website?

You can access the site through your browser or through the apps mentioned below.

What is Freegal?

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and pin. Freegal® Music offers access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Stream 24* hours of music daily and download up to 3 songs each week – yours to keep for your personal use.” *Special promotion from now until 12/31/2020.

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 Fregal 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. 

How does Freegal Music work?

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

The site is sset up to browse or search for your favorite music or artist. You can use the navigation at the top of the page to browse keyword, artist, or album; or you can simply use our advanced search page. 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 the Rapides Parish Library.

Why are there limits on the amount of downloads I can make? What does “limit exceeded” mean?

The limit is set so that a maximum number of patrons may have equal access to the songs in the Freegal Music Service. The “Limit Exceeded” appears when you have used all of their downloads for the week.

How do I transfter songs via iTunes?

Freegal Music has its own iOS Application which can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App Store. Some users may still wish to download songs to their PC and sync to their mobile device, as they will have the advantage of having a copy of their music in their computers, memory.

Apple, the manufacturer of the iPhone and the iPad, has created their devices without the ability to download music directly, unless going through the iTunes Store or using an approved application. To get music on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, we recommend the following procedure:

  • Download Freegal files to your computer desktop by doing the following:
  1. Press “Download Now”
  2. Press “Save”
  3. Direct download to desktop
  • Next import the file into iTunes, and the following is the easiest way:
    Open iTunes the drag the file from the desktop to the open application. The next time you sync your device the Fregal file will be both on your computer and your mobile device.

Freegal Mobile Apps are available!

The Freegal Music Service has recently launched free mobile apps, and they are currently available in the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace, a.k.a. Google Play

How do I get the Freegal Mobile Application?

If you have an Apple device, you will be able to download the Freegal App by doing a search for “Freegal Music” in the Apple iTunes App Store.

If you have an Android phone or tablet, you will be able to searhc for “Freegal Music” in the Google Play store. As of this writing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble have not made the apps available in their stores.

What is the functionality of the Freegal App?

The Freegal App is designed to find libraries that have the Freegal Music Service, to store your login information, to search and browse the Freegal Music collection of your library, and to download, store and play your Freegal MP3 files.

Currently, the Freegal Music App is not allowed to export files to iTunes or any other software. 

As a Freegal Music user, you can download a song again for the purpose of having a copy in your iTunes and in the Freegal Music App. You can do that within 2 weeks of your original download by accessing you library’s Freegal site via a computer, and accessing the “recent downloads” functionality on the navigation bar of the home page (HINT: you may need to log out of the Freegal Application to do this. You log out by going to “Settings” within the Freegal App, and then selecting “Logout”.)

How do I find my local library in the Freegal App?

To use Freegal, you need to be a registered cardholder of the Rapides Parish Library. Once you have downloaded the App, the first thing you will see upon opening the App is a search box for libraries. You can enter your home zip code, and a list will appear of current subscribing libraries within a 60 mile radius. You can also enter in the name of the Rapides Parish Library.

How do I login to the Freegal Music App?

Right after you select the Rapides Parish Library, the login screen will appear. This screen requests your valid library card number and PIN. Once you are validated, you will be in the Freegal App’s main area where you can browse, search and download music. If you have problems logging in, please contact the Rapides Parish Library.