Download Music

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla Digital provides thousands of entire music albums you can:

  • stream in your computer's web browser
  • stream or download in the free app for your iOS/Android smartphone/tablet.

Music albums check out for 7 days, then automatically return. No waitlists, no late fees!
More information about Hoopla can be found on the
Streaming Video web page.

Find Hoopla at
Set up a Hoopla account with your library card, an email address and a password.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a downloadable music service for library cardholders.

Freegal offers you access to over 9 million songs and music videos, including Sony Music's catalog.  The collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.

Find the Freegal Music Service at
Log in with your 14-digit Palo Alto Library card number.


  • Simple to use with no special software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions
  • Standard music and video formats (MP3, MP4) compatible with most devices
  • Songs and videos never expire; they're yours to keep
  • Free mobile apps are available for Apple devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) and Android devices

How It Works:

  • 5 download credits per week per library card
         1 song = 1 credit
         1 video = 2 credits
  • Download credit counter resets every Monday at 12:01AM (Eastern time)
  • Search or Browse for music
  • Blue Play button lets you sample a 30-second clip
  • Listen through your media player on your computer or inside the app on your mobile device
  • Transfer to an iPod by dragging the MP3 to iTunes or transfer to other MP3 players through your media manager
  • Burn to disc using any standard software for burning CDs
  • If a download is interrupted, you can re-download up to 2 times within 2 weeks from the original download under "Recent Downloads."


Last Updated: Jun 2, 2015