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December 18, 2017

Library Collection

E-books & Downloads : Music

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25.

Getting Started with Music

musicFreegal Music Collection

  • Music format: MP3 format and streaming
  • No software required
  • Download 5 songs per week
  • Stream 3 hours per day
  • Music files never expire
  • Works with Windows PC and Mac Computer
  • Transfer to most devices
  • Includes Sony Music catalog with thousands of artists


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Playback Music Collection


  • New Seattle music picked by a jury of local experts
  • Free to download and keep with your library card
  • Free to stream for anyone, anywhere
  • No software required
  • Music files never expire
  • Works with PC and Mac
  • Transfer to most devices
  • 100 artists added to the collection each year
  • Artists can submit their work during two open submission periods each year
  • Artists selected receive a $200 honorarium
  • Learn more here


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  • Streaming video and music
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  • Stream up to 20 titles per month
  • Music albums expire in 1 week, video expires in 72 hours
  • Works with most browsers on PC or Mac
  • 300,000 albums
  • 6,000 videos and television shows
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