Freegal Music

Did you know that all Adams County library cardholders have access to over 18 million songs from new and well-known artists?  Freegal+, the download and streaming music service that the library system uses, holds the entire Sony music catalog, which includes music from over 40,000 labels and music that originates in over 100 countries.  There are over 200 styles of music available – from show tunes to metal – any type of music you can think of.

What do you have to do to use Freegal+?  The most important thing you need is a library card.  The next thing you need is an internet connection, either wired or wireless.  You can visit the library website at and find the link to Freegal+ under ELibrary – Streaming Music, or you can download the Freegal+ app to your mobile device from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Once you use your library card number to log into Freegal+, you have access to either download or stream music.  All library card holders can download five songs every week (you keep every song you download) and stream music for 3 hours daily.  The download limit resets every Monday at midnight, and the streaming timer resets daily at midnight.

On the main page of Freegal+, you’ll see a variety of content-curated playlists, a listing of new albums, suggested artists to listen to, and a list of trending playlists, which currently includes a playlist of 2024 Grammy Nominees.  You’ll also see links to music you’ve previously downloaded, playlists that you’ve created or favorited, and a search box if you’re looking for something specific to listen to.   

If you click on the Genres link on the left side of the screen, you can browse by the various genres available – and you’ll find a list of trending songs, trending albums, and playlists specific to the genre you’re looking at.  My current listen is the Classic Rock Radio playlist found in the Classic Rock genre category.  It includes songs from AC/DC, Boston, Cheap Trick, Janis Joplin and The Clash.

There’s always something new being added to Freegal+.  New albums that have just been added include Trustfall (Tour Deluxe Edition) by Pink, The Diary of Alicia Keys 20 by Alicia Keys and Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 (Live At The Hollywood Bowl) by Willie Nelson and Various Artists.  One of the new songs recently added is Grown Woman by Beyoncé.

So if you haven’t checked it out yet, give Freegal+ a try.  If you’re interested in trying it out but don’t yet have a library card, you can get one at any Adams County Library location or through our website,, under Services – Apply for Card.

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Donate Gardner
Donate Gardner
4 months ago

I would be interested in learning more about how the artists get their streaming royalties from this service. Listed here are mostly big stars. Does the service also cover smaller, independent artists who are depending on royalty income to make a living?
Streaming services are definitely the most utilized way to listen to music of newcomers, as many new artists forego the cost of production of hardcopy albums. This will get an up and coming artist more exposure but is definitely a detriment to their income.
Would be curious to learn more about Freegal+ process.

Bill Serfass
Bill Serfass
4 months ago

Thank you for getting the word out about this service! I plan on using it by following your instructions! There’s a world of music out there that I have no exposure to in my typical day and this seems to be a great way to explore! Much appreciated!

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