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Download 5 Free Songs a Week!

Freegal Music

Freegal Music

Download 5 MP3 songs each week.  They're free and legal to download.

Choose from over 3,000,000 recordings on Sony and independent record labels. Freegal works with any computer, any portable music player, and iTunes.

The music is yours to keep. Download limits are reset early Monday mornings at 12:01 a.m.

Freegal also has apps for Apple and Android portable devices.

FAQ about Freegal


Streaming Music: Classical, World, Folk, and more! PLUS Classical Scores

Access to these services requires a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries and a PIN.  If you have access problems, please call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001.

Technical Information:   Streaming music requires Macromedia Flash Player version 7 or higher, and Microsoft Windows Media Player version 10 or higher.  See also Music Products Troubleshooting.

We have a limited number of concurrent users on these products.  If you cannot log in, please come back and try again shortly.


Now you can listen to your musical selections from these products on your web-enabled mobile device or smartphone.  Clicking the Send to Mobile icon will give you a shortlink for playback.  The link will work for 48 hours.
Music Online

Music Online

Search across all of the following music products at once.

PLUS almost 140,000 tracks of rock, pop, punk, new age, metal, holiday music, hip-hop, rap, electronic,  film and theater soundtracks, and more, which are NOT in the subcollections below but are searchable, browseable, and streaming in Music Online.

American Song

American Song

Listen to music from America's past. Songs by and about African Americans, American Indians, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests.

Classical Music Library

Classical Music Library

Choral works, symphonies, operas, vocal and instrumental music, chamber music, and more. Ranges from medieval to contemporary music.

Free classical music download: Twice a month, Alexander Street offers a selection for free downloading. You can also request to be alerted when the pieces become available.

Classical Scores

Classical Scores Library

Over 13,000 classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. Scores span all genres and time periods from the Western classical canon.  Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Contemporary World Music

Contemporary World Music

Reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

Jazz Music Library

Jazz Music Library

Streaming music from thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.


Smithsonian Global Sound

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries 

35,000 tracks of animal/nature sounds, dramatic performances, poetry, political speeches, war and protest songs, and traditional music performances from around the world.

Free world music download: Twice a month, Alexander Street offers a selection for free downloading. You can also request to be alerted when the pieces become available.


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