Download Music

About Freegal (free and legal)

Download and keep music tracks and videos from a vast selection of popular releases. Enjoy tens of thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. The music tracks are standard MP3s (videos are MP4s) and contain no digital locks, meaning they can be transferred to and from your various devices without restriction. You can download directly to your computer, MP3 player, tablet, or smartphone.

Each Brampton Library cardholder can download up to 5 music tracks per week. (Note: Each music video counts as 2 downloads)


Check out Freegal now and start downloading!

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Seaching for songs

Freegal music is set up to browse or to search for your favourite song or artist. You can use the navigation along the top of the screen, the featured artists, the quick search or the advanced search options.

Downloading a song is easy

When you've found a song that you want, click on the "Download Now" link next to your chosen song. At the prompt, select Save and choose where you want to save your song. Keep in mind that once you click the "Download Now" link, the download will count towards your weekly allotment. There is no need for any special software with Freegal. All songs can be saved to iTunes or Windows Media Player, as you choose. If using a library computer to download, you must save it onto a USB key, so you don't lose it.

About the Freegal app
A Freegal app is available for iOS (iPod, iPhone, iPad) and Android devices. Now you can download music from Freegal on the go!

How to install the app

  • Android: Go to the Play Store on your Android device to search for, download, and install the app.
  • Apple iOS: Go to the App Store on your Apple device to search for, download, and install the app.

How to use the app

  1. Once installed, enter your city or postal code and choose Brampton Library from the list of libraries.
  2. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  3. Browse, search, and download music directly to your mobile device. You can download up to 5 tracks per week.

If you wish to put a song on your computer as well as onto your device, you have two options:

  • You can re-download the same song to your computer. To re-download, sign in to Freegal and click the "Recent Downloads" link.
  • You can download it to your computer first, and then transfer it to your device

Ebooks and Magazines

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Brampton Library offers a wide variety of online and e-books! Check them out:

3M Cloud Library


3M Cloud Library is an eBook lending service offering thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. The Cloud Library offers an innovative way to browse and check out eBooks, place holds, return titles and access Cloud Library account information in the library catalogue or a 3M Cloud Library app. A 3M Cloud Library app is required to read checked out titles.


 Archambault Ebook Collection: Ma biblio numérique 

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Parlez-vous français?  Check out Archambault's French ebook collection. It has a wide variety of electronic titles, including French translations of English works. Browse, checkout titles and place holds. Available 24/7, you can read ebooks from your smartphone, tablet, e-reader or computer.

Get started by downloading the Bluefire Reader for WindowsAndroid or iOS. For your e-reader, computer and laptop use Adobe Digital Editions. All you need is your library card to set up an account and get started. 

For more information on Archambault, including how to use the service on your device, check out their FAQs.

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An online collection of books, allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button. Listen to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, childrens, classics and even Spanish language audio books! 

Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost) signin icon
Audio books from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can browse by subject, listen to Audiobook sample clips, download Audiobooks in a few easy steps. 

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) signin icon

Ebooks from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can browse by subject, view eBook Table of Contents from search Result List, optional download capabilities and user selected checkout duration, For ebooks with a limited number of users, place a hold and view your place in line. 


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A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Subjects cover arts & literature; medicine; biography; business; history; science; education; world issues and many other topics


Online Book Clubs

The online book club delivers a chapter a day directly to your e-mail inbox or you can read it on the webpage. Read an excerpt from a single book each day for five days and, if you like it, check Library holdings to check it out or request the title if unavailable. With 11 genres to choose from, there's something for everyone.



With access to thousands of digital books and audiobooks you can stream or download your favorite titles. Use your library card to log in to the digital site, browse and checkout titles from the comfort of your own home or on the go. 







An online collection of read-along picture books for preschool and elementary school children and their families. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically.




 An online collection of books for school-age students. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically. TumbleBookCloud includes videos from National Geographic, new Audio Books, and 44 additional chapter book titles.


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World Book Advanced E-book collection includes thousands of fiction and non-fiction E-books, with selections in nine languages. Start by selecting from one or more categories, or search by author or title.




Read digital copies of popular magazines on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  No waitlists, return dates or limits on the number of magazines you can checkout and download.  Issues are yours to keep.  Instantly stream magazines on your PCs or Macs, or download magazines to mobile devices for offline reading.

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  • Business 2.0 icon external link - Contains an updated guide to e-commerce information in 18,000 sub-topics, spread over 50,000 Web pages created and maintained by librarians
  • E-Business Forum icon external link Produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit; covers analysis and forecasts of the e-business environment in more than 180 countries together with "Best Practice" case studies and "Research" sections that contain assessments of the impact of e-business on industries and institutions.  

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