Remember when it was only .99 cents for a popular song online? Now songs online are $1.29 (or more). Music videos cost even more. And if you delete the song or video, you have to repay for it. Tired of paying for music? Then check out Freegal. Freegal is a free music service provided by your library. With Freegal, you have access to over 8 million songs!
To access Freegal, go to the library website (www.lafourche.org). From the menu at the middle top of the screen, hover over eLibrary Downloads. Click on Electronic Services then click on Freegal (it’s the first option on this screen). Once you’re on the Freegal website, enter in your Library Card Number and PIN number. After entering in this information, you will be brought to the Freegal home page.
So, how does Freegal work?
Patrons have a weekly download limit of 3 songs. To search for an item, you can type in the Search bar a song title, artist, or album name. You can also browse by genre, new releases, music videos, and most popular. When searching, you can do a basic search or an advanced search. Before downloading a song, you can listen to a clip. Once you’ve decided on a song, simply choose the download now option on the side of the song title. You can also save songs to a wish list for later downloads.
All songs are in the MP3 format and videos are in MP4 format; this means that Freegal downloaded items work on nearly any computer, tablet, and smart phone. There is also a free Freegal Music app you can download in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
If you choose to download a music video, it will cost you 2 of your 3 downloads for the week. 1 Popular artists such as Meghan Trainer, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Pitbull, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and MANY more are available through Freegal.