Freegal (Free + legal) is a downloadable music service, similar to iTunes and Amazon MP3. It gives Morton Library patrons access to hundreds of thousands of free songs, all without having to download software or worry about digital rights management issues.
Each patron can download 3 free songs per week (in MP3 format) or a music video (which costs 2 allotted downloads) from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog at no charge.
These are not loans, you own the songs permanently!
How to Download Free Music:
1. Click on the "freegal music" link here or above
2. Enter your 10 digit Morton Public Library card number
3. Enter your PIN number
4. Click Login, choose your songs and start downloading!
*Your library account must be in good standing and free of fines and fees.
Freegal Helpful Hints:
Limits are set at 3 downloads per week. Your counter will set back to zero on Sunday at midnight. You can download three more tunes each new week.
Click and Save
When you're ready to download a track, click the "Download Now" link. Anytime you click on the "Download now" link, even if you cancel the download, the download counts toward your weekly allotment.
Having trouble finding your band in the Artist Search box?
Band names that begin with "The" are alphabetized under the letter "T."
Once in a while, your Internet connection may be interrupted or time out and you might experience an incomplete or problem download. Freegal Music allows you to download previously downloaded songs again, without using up one of your weekly downloads.
Use the Smart Search box for suggestions when you know the name of the album, artist, or song. As you type into the search box, a list of possible artist names, track names, or album names drop down from the search tool. Click on one of the suggestions to access tracks from just that artist. If you type in a word and hit enter without selecting a suggestion, the search results will include anything that has that word in the track, name, or album.
Use the Advanced Search to search by composer, or genre, as well as by artist, song, or album.