Download Music to Keep!

Go to Freegal Music Catalog

Choose from millions of songs available through the Freegal music service, downloading them to your computer or mobile device equipped with the Freegal app. Freegal  has music from around the globe, including popular artists, music videos, and hit songs. View top albums, singles, featured artists, and composers right from the Freegal’s home page. Browse top downloads from NOPL library members or United States library card users; search most popular, new releases or by genre. With your NOPL library card and PIN you can download 5 DRM-free mp3s (yours to keep) every week!

Using Freegal

  1. Go to the Freegal music catalog.
  2. To gain access you must click “Login”, located in the upper right corner of the Freegal webpage.
  3. You will now be asked to input your library card number and PIN, and agree to the Terms of Use.
  4. Once logged in you’re ready to browse and download.


  1. Download the Freegal Music app for your mobile device.  We have provided links in the sidebar (right).
  2. Once the download is complete open the app. You like be taken to a welcome screen that will ask you for your zip code in order to find your local library.
  3. Select Northern Onondaga Public Library from the drop down menu.
  4. You will next be asked to input your library card number and PIN, and agree to the Terms of Use.
  5. Once logged in you’re ready to browse and download.
  6. Once items are downloaded the files will be saved to your device and can be played with your device’s default video or music player.

How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users have a weekly download limit, of 5 songs per week. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips.
  • The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no Digital Rights Management (DRM), and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. 
  • Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
  • The search engine is both a simple and advanced search, and will return results primarily by the album that the song is from.

Visit Freegal Support

If you have questions you are welcome to call any NOPL branch listed below. If you feel you need more assistance or are interested in taking a Freegal class, ask a librarian about scheduling a One-on-One Tech Help session.

Brewerton: (315) 676-7484
Cicero: (315) 699-2032
North Syracuse: (315) 458-6184