Free Music Downloads from Birmingham Public Library!

Birmingham Public Library offers access to Freegal Music, an online service providing free music downloads to BPL patrons. Simply go to the library’s homepage (, click “Freegal,” and key in your library card number. Once inside, you can select from millions of songs from the entire Sony Music catalog and download up to three (3) free mp3 files each week. Freegal offers many of today’s top artists, a fantastic retrospective collection, and music from around the world.

You can search by artist, song title, or album, browse by musical genre, or select from the national and “My Library” top download lists. Artists range from Adele to ZZ Top, and musical styles include hip hop, rock, jazz, country, classical, and everything in between.

Freegal music files are DRM-free; they do not expire and are yours to use for as long as you wish. Freegal Mobile Apps are available from the iTunes App Store and the Android Marketplace. Weekly download limits reset every Monday. To access Freegal from BPL, you must have a current library card and residence within the city of Birmingham.

Freegal iTunes App
Android Mobile App


Unknown said…
This does not work. Just returns ERR135 when you key your card number
Melinda Shelton said…
Hi Unknown,

Freegal is available to patrons with the following criteria:

1.A current (unexpired) JCLC library card.
2. Outstanding fines less than $10 on your library card.
3. Residency in the city of Birmingham.

If you meet all the criteria and still can't log in, please contact us or leave your email here where we can contact you.