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About Freegal (free and legal)
Download and keep music tracks and videos from a selection of over 7 million songs and 10,000 music videos. 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 3 music tracks per week. (Note: Each music video counts as 2 downloads)
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.
Search by: Albums, Artists, Composers, Genres, Songs, or Videos
Bands whose names begin with "The" are alphabetized under the letter "T."
Bruce Springsteen is listed under the letter "B," rather than the letter "S."
If you can’t find an artist that you know is with Sony, try typing the artist’s name in caps. (It sometimes solves the problem.)
Artists with special characters in their names can be difficult to find, for example Ke$ha vs Kesha. Try both, and if that fails, try searching by album title.
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
- Once installed, enter your city or postal code and choose Brampton Library from the list of libraries.
- Enter your library card number and PIN.
- Browse, search, and download music directly to your mobile device. You can download up to 3 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
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Requires your 14 digit Library barcode number (no spaces)
Brampton Library offers a wide variety of online and e-books! Check them out:
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.
An online collection of books, AudioBookCloud.com 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)
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.
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.
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
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 OverDrive you have anytime, anywhere access to hundreds of digital books, audiobooks, video and music! Use your library card to log in to the digital library website, install free software, and then browse or search from the comfort of your own home.
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.
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.
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- Canada Revenue Agency - Business Registration Online
- Corporations Canada - Guide to Federal Incorporation
- Ontario Business Connects
- City of Brampton Census Bulletin
- Region of Peel Data Centre - A Network of Region of Peel Resources managed by the Peel Planning Department
- Canadian 2001 Census
- E-stat - Statistics Canada's Interactive Learning Tool (available in-library only)
- US Census Bureau
- Canada 411
- Canadian Postal Code Lookup
- Canadian Trade Index
- Canadian Yellow Pages
- Company Research Guide (Library of Congress)
- US National Address Server (Zip Codes)
- Yellow Pages
- Canadian e-Business Initiative (CeBI)
- Digital Economy in Canada (Strategis)
- Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada
- Small Business: Canada: E-Commerce from About.com
- About-Electronic Commerce
- Business 2.0 - 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 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.
- Consumer Connection - Online Shopping Assistant
- Consumer Web Watch - Evaluation and rating of websites with "e-rated" areas that include banking, electronics, travel and more (grant-funded project of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports)
- Econsumer.gov - Site for cross-border e-commerce complaints with over 30 countries and agencies participating (available in English, French, German and Spanish)
- http://searchcio.techtarget.com/ For CIOs and senior level IT executives
- Webmonkey - the Web developer's resource, a hands-on, how-to guide with tutorials for beginners through to experts, including a quick reference library containing a glossary, style sheets, an HTML cheat sheet
- Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters
- Canadian Commercial Corporation
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
- Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
- Export Canada (Directory)
- Export Development Canada
- International Trade
- Be the Boss Canada
- Canadian Franchise Association
- Franchise Chat
- Franchise Directory
- National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show
- Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters
- Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- Canadian Importers Database
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
- Industry Canada - Strategis
- Industry Canada - Monthly Trade Bulletin
- International Trade Canada
- Revenue Canada
Industry & Company Information
- Canadian Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters
- Federal Corporations Database
- SEDAR - The electronic filing system for the disclosure documents (including annual reports) of public companies and mutual funds in Canada
- SmallbizXpress (TPL Virtual Reference Library)
- Statistics Canada - Business Data
- Barron's Annual Reports
- IMPORT/EXPORT Library
- MacRae's Blue Book
- Thomas Register
- Thomasnet.com (companion site to the above Thomas Register)
Industry Classification Codes
- U.S. Census Bureau - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
- NAICS Association
- U.S. Department of Labor - SIC Division Structure
- Canadian Company Capabilities (Strategis)
- ebiz.enable - Competitive Intelligence
- Finding Company Information - Web Tutorial
- Household Products Database
Find a good book
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Resources & Links
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- City of Brampton
- Brampton Safe City Association
- Hydro One Brampton
- Multicultural Inter-Agency Group of Peel (MIAG)
- Peel Community Information Database
- Peel Regional Police
- Region of Peel
- Ontario Drivers Handbook Online
Aboriginal Resources (Canadian)
- Search for books, DVDs, etc. in the library
- Canadian Points of View (database) - Contains excellent links to articles on multiple pertinent issues including Discrimination, Health Care, and Social Services.
- Canadian Reference Centre (database) - An excellent database for current issues as it combines national and international magazines and newspapers into one up-to-date source.
- Canadian Business & Current Affairs (database) - Full text access to a number of Canadian sources, including Aboriginal publications such as The Windtalker.
- Peel Aboriginal Network
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
- Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
- Peel District School Board
- Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP)
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Peel Branch
- Local Health Integration Network - Central West (LHINs)
- Region of Peel Health Services
- Community Care Access Centres of Peel (CCAC)
- William Osler Health Centre
- Community Home Assistance to Seniors - www.chats.on.ca
- C-Health: Your Health and Wellness Source - Senior's Health - http://chealth.canoe.ca/
- Elderhostel - www.elderhostel.org
- Seniors Canada Online - www.seniors.gc.ca/
- Advocacy Centre for the Elderly - www.advocacycentreelderly.org/
- Third Age - www.thirdage.com/
- Peel Community Information Database - http://peel.cioc.ca
- Volunteer - www.volunteermbc.org