Streaming with Freegal

Music downloading and streaming can be confusing, and expensive.  Did you know that the library offers a free, legal, ad-free option?

Library cardholders can use Freegal to download up to 5 songs per week (yours to keep) and as of January 1, 2022, you can also stream up to three hours of music per day.  Freegal has over 14 million popular songs, including the entire Sony Music Catalogue. Create custom playlists with your favourite songs and music videos. Or discover new music by browsing the collection and checking out Freegal’s playlists.  VIRL Staff Picks playlists are coming soon!

Freegal also includes a small audiobook collection which focuses on classics, comedy, spoken word, famous speeches, and golden-age radio shows. Freegal is available on your computer by following the links on our webpage or going to  Log-in with your barcode and pin number in the top right corner.

For easy use at home or on-the-go, try downloading the convenient apps for Android and iOS (app setup tip: search “Nanaimo” under city to find our library, even if you use another branch). Happy streaming!