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Freegal Music

Freegal will be Discontinued Effective January 1, 2020

With the increased popularity of hoopla, the St. Catharines Public Library will be discontinuing its subscription to Freegal Music as of January 1st, 2020.  hoopla provides 24/7 access to full music albums from major record companies! Listen to your favourite music at home, work, or on the go using hoopla – no holds, no waiting and no late fees!  Download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or iOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphones, tablets and computers.

Need help getting started? Call 905-688-6103 ext. 211.

This music store is open 24/7 and all you need is your library card!

Freegal Music allows you to download songs from Sony Music Canada and IODA to your computer or portable media device...for free. Browse hundreds of thousands of song titles with new ones being added every day from best-selling artists in over 100 genres. Listen, download and never worry about buyer’s remorse - keep the tracks you want and delete those you don't. Check out the St. Catharines Public Library Freegal site.

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How does Freegal work?

St. Catharines Public Library card holders can download seven (7) Sony Music Canada songs in the MP3 format each week for free! Simply visit the St. Catharines Public Library Freegal site and log in using your St. Catharines Public Libary barcode number and PIN. That's it...there's no special software required and no digital rights management (DRM) issues.


Do I need a specific device to listen to the music?

When you download the MP3 file, you can listen to it on your computer (Mac or PC) or add it to any MP3 player. You can also add these files to your iTunes library and sync it to your iPod or iPhone (same as for any other MP3 file).


Do my downloaded songs expire?

No. Once the file is downloaded it's yours - it never expires and you never have to return it.


How do I get to Freegal?

Just go to the St. Catharines Public Library Freegal site, log in using your St. Catharines Public Library barcode number and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number)'ll be searching and downloading free and legal music in seconds!

Frequently Asked Questions

A Freegal FAQ can be found here

  • I cannot locate the St. Cathatines Public Library in the Freegal Mobile App
  • You must first search for Canada to choose the St. Catharines Public Library as your library in the Freegal Mobile App.

  • I'm having difficulty using the Freegal Mobile App
  • Freegal Mobile App Instructions can be found here.


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