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February 14, 2016


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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

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Download free music

Download free music

Each week, you can download up to three DRM-free songs that never expire from Freegal "free and legal" Music.

Freegal Music(Opens in a new window)


Freegal's collection contains over 500,000 songs from Sony Music artists, including Ke$ha, Adele, Foster the People, Bruce Springsteen, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Dave Brubeck and more.


Songs downloaded from Freegal may be played on any computer, MP3 player, phone or even burned to a CD. New music is added to the collection daily.


The Freegal Music database is located under Music on the Library's E-books & Downloads page. Log in with your Library card and pin number to find your favorite artists or look for new music.


Stream free music

The Library's catalog now offers thousands of live, in-studio performances recorded at KEXP (90.3 FM).


KEXP music(Opens in a new window)


KEXP's collection includes an eclectic variety of music, such as indie, hip hop, reggae, roots, country, Latin, modern global and more, many by Northwest artists. Listen to up-and-coming Seattle bands such as THEESatisfaction and Pickwick, as well as nationally-known performers like Norah Jones and the Black Keys.


Each recorded performance runs about 20 minutes and includes four or five songs. About 200 new recordings will be added to the collection at regular intervals each year.


You do not need a Library card to stream the music.


For more information about Freegal Music or KEXP's in-studio performances, Ask a Librarian.

Children's resources are at all Library locations