Is it possible to download music at the Omaha Public Library? If yes, how do I proceed as everything seems different than what it has been in
Thanks for asking! Yes, the library offers our members free access to downloadable music through a subscription service called Freegal. Your library card will allow you to download up to four MP3 tracks per week, DRM-free. Our website has been recently redesigned, so we'll talk through the steps to get to Freegal from our home page at omahalibrary.org. You can also try this direct link: https://omahapubliclibrary.freegalmusic.com/homes/index
From our main page, or any page in the website, look for the "Explore" menu on the navigation bar that runs across the top of the screen. Click on the explore menu to open it, and in the first column "Formats" follow a link titled "Music", then "Downloadable Music on Freegal" from that page. You can also find the Freegal database by clicking on the link to our Resource Center. It's a bit fiddly at first, but once you're used to it it will go quickly.
If you use a smartphone or other mobile device, there are also Freegal apps available for iOS and Android. Search your app store for Freegal - it's a free app, will show as published by Library Ideas, LLC, and will allow you to access the database with your Omaha Public Library account.
If you have trouble getting started, don't hesitate to give us a call at 402-444-4800.