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​​​​Getting started - Freegal

​​​​Freegal music offers over 7 million songs, including Sony Music's list of artists. LINC Tasmania members can stre​am and download songs for FREE. No holds, no waiting, no returns and no fees.

There are also thous​ands of free music videos to download.

  • Choose from millions of songs, thousands of artists, and hundreds of genres, legally yours to keep forever
  • New releases are available at the same time as on iTunes and other commercial sites
  • Available on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone
  • Songs will play in Windows Media Player, iTunes and other popular music players
  • Songs are in MP3 format and videos in MP4 format
  • Freegal uses the most common intern​et browsers to download music and videos so no software needs installing
  • Go to the LINC Tasmania Freegal webpage or use the App on your device to stream or download
  • Counters in the upper right corner show your remaining streaming time and downloads. The download counter resets every Monday

Streaming music & songs (​​​up to 3 hours per day)

  • Click 'Stream Now' to listen straight away
  • Browse Freegal's playlists or create your own

Downloading music, songs & videos (up to 5 songs or 2 videos + 1 song per week)

(1 video download = 2 song downloads)​​​

  • Any time you click the 'Download' link it will count towards your weekly limit, even if you decide to cancel
  • Downloaded song or video files do not expire
  • Freegal advise that you should back up any songs you download as they can't restore lost or damaged downloads
  • Create your own song wishlist for downloading at a later time
  • Songs, music or videos can be transferred to other devices or burn to a CD using a PC or Mac

Getting started wit​​h your PC or Mac

For the full music browsing experience, we suggest using Freegal on your PC or Mac and then transfer downloaded music to your device.

  • Login to Freegal with your library card membership number and password
  • Search the collection by artist, album, song, video or genre
  • Click 'Stream Now' or add songs to a playlist
  • Click 'Download Now' and the song or video is yours to keep
  • Check the FAQ​s​ for full instructions

Getting star​​ted with Freegal App

  • The Freegal App keeps your login information, lets you search, browse, stream or download, store and play your files
  • Currently, the Freegal Music App cannot export files directly to iTunes or any other software
  • Playlists, wishlists and downloads sync between multiple PCs, Macs or devices

The first time you log on to the App, you will be asked to search for your library

  • Enter 'Tasmania' (from wherever you are in the state)
  • Select 'State Library of Tasmania (LINC)'
  • Login to Freegal with your library card membership number and password​​