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Downloading Music

The Volusia County Public Library offers downloadable music from two (2) providers encompassing over 80% of the US music market.  Each of the providers, Freegal and hoopla, offers something a little different.

Link to Freegal

Freegal connects you with the entire Sony Music Entertainment catalog with millions of songs. Create playlists and stream them 24/7 or download DRM-free mp3 files of your favorite songs and keep them! In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.

https://volusialibrary.freegalmusic.com/

Tutorial on how to use Freegal

Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 songs a week (download and keep)
Limit on reservations No reservations are necessary
Checkout period none
Return titles early no
Renew titles no - the titles are yours to keep
Streaming of music available yes unlimited streaming without affecting download limits
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

Link to hoopla

Want to listen to the whole album not just a song?  Try hoopla where you can borrow an album and either stream or download it to your device.  This service provides access to thousands of albums from most of the major record companies. 

https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Tutorial on how to use hoopla

Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 titles a month (combination of audiobook, music and movie)
Limit on reservations No reservations are necessary
Checkout period 3 days
Return titles early no
Renew titles check title out again (a title may be checked out twice every month)
Streaming of music available yes must checkout first
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via app
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

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