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Freegal is a downloadable music service, like iTunes from your library. All you need is your library card. It offers over 13 million songs, over 40,000 music videos, and over 200 genres of music, all without having to download special software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with. Access to Freegal is limited to current Bailey cardholders.

How many songs can I download?
Currently, we are only able to offer one song per week. Sunday at 10:01 p.m., your counter will be set back to zero. After that time you can download another song over the following week. A total patron-wide weekly download limit has also been set. If this limit is reached before you log in, you may add tracks to your “wish-list” to download the following week.

Why are there limits on the number of downloads?
We have to keep the limit low for budgetary reasons, and the limit is set so that a maximum number of patrons may have equal access to the songs in the catalog. In the future we hope to increase the limit.

Instead of downloading songs, I get the option to add songs to my wish-list. Why’s that?
If the library exceeds its download budget for the week, you will see “Add to Wish-list” in place of the “Download Now” command. Adding your music to the wish-list will place you in a “first come, first serve” line to get more music when it becomes available, which is at 10:01 p.m. each Sunday. At that point your music is on hold for you for 24 hours (so, there’s no need to set your alarm clock). Then you can download it. You should visit the Wish-list area on the top part of the home page to see the music that you requested, and if it is available.
If you do not see the “Download Now” option in the Wish List area, it means so many people were waiting in line that you need to check back when the counter resets on Sunday night.

How do I download a song?
When you’ve selected an artist and song you want from Freegal’s menu, click on the “Download Now” link next to your chosen song. At the prompt, select Save and choose where you want to save the song. If you’re not presented with a prompt, try right-clicking the link and choosing the option to save the link (i.e. Save Target As, Save Link As, or Download Linked File, etc.). This will let you choose where to save your song.
Note: Anytime you click on the “Download Now” link, even if you decide to cancel it, the download will count towards your weekly allotment.

Why does the counter say I’ve downloaded a song when I’m sure I haven’t?
You may have started a download then changed your mind and cancelled it. Once you click download it can’t be reversed. It will count toward your download limit.

Can I download a whole album?
Songs are available on an individual basis only. You can choose, over time, to download all the songs on an album. However, previewing a song will help you decide if you have favorites and don’t want them all.

What is the song clip?
The song clip is to the left of the song title. The song clip allows you to preview a song, so you can decide whether or not you want to use your allotment of downloads on a new song before wasting them. To listen to the song clip, click on the arrow to the left of the track.

What are the different ways to search for a song or artist?
The site is setup to browse, or to search. You can use the bar across the top to browse by genre. You can use the grid at the bottom right to browse by artist in alphabetical order. You can search by artist, by song, by the album or by keyword. Expanded search options are under advanced search.

And where did the name Freegal come from?
It rhymes with legal. It means free and legal music.

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2 days ago

Bailey Public Library

Hey everyone! Richard here. I know it’s been a long couple weeks of goodbyes, but I’d like to add to the choir. In July, 2010 I called this guy in the photo with me in for an interview after he applied for a position that I had open at the library. One reference described him as “the nicest man who’s ever worked for me,” while another added “Shane is ‘that employee’ who you never forget and wish never left.” Recently, a Bailey patron described him as “Mary Poppins” because he “arrived unannounced, changed our lives for the better, but now he has to go.” Well I just want to say that Shane was “that employee” and we do wish he’d never leave! Hundreds of you have stopped by to share stories with me about how Shane changed your lives, and I think that’s very neat for a town librarian to have that type of impact on the community. Tomorrow is Shane’s last day at Bailey, and from all of us in Winthrop - we will miss you, and best of luck on your next journey! ...

Hey everyone! Richard here. I know it’s been a long couple weeks of goodbyes, but I’d like to add to the choir. In July, 2010 I called this guy in the photo with me in for an interview after he applied for a position that I had open at the library. One reference described him as “the nicest man who’s ever worked for me,” while another added “Shane is ‘that employee’ who you never forget and wish never left.” Recently, a Bailey patron described him as “Mary Poppins” because he “arrived unannounced, changed our lives for the better, but now he has to go.” Well I just want to say that Shane was “that employee” and we do wish he’d never leave! Hundreds of you have stopped by to share stories with me about how Shane changed your lives, and I think that’s very neat for a town librarian to have that type of impact on the community. Tomorrow is Shane’s last day at Bailey, and from all of us in Winthrop - we will miss you, and best of luck on your next journey!

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My heart is full. Thank you so much for the many warm wishes and beautiful comments you’ve all left me here and in person over the past couple of weeks. You’ll never know how much they mean to me! Bailey Public Library will forever have part of my heart and soul. It has truly been my honor and privilege to work for all of you. Please don’t forget me! Love, Shane

Ron and I will miss you Shane your a wonderful person , Your the best , it will take big shoes to fill your spot 🙂 <3 Love ya , Ron and Vicki 🙂

Godspeed Shane ☘️ Thank You for your friendly smile and warm greeting every time any of my family members came to the library. You will be missed!

Good luck Shane M. Billings! Remember you are so welcomed back, if you are called to do so! I shall miss your kindness, warmth, respect for all. As I have ALWAYS said, the world needs more Shane's!

Yes, to all you said! I gave him a little something when I had to leave town and "his" library, hope he takes it with him and remembers me as well as I do him! So glad I left first, can't imagine the place without him!

Best of luck to your future whatever is ahead you got this and it's exciting we will miss you myself included.

Shane was the first person to welcome us to Winthrop. He IS amazing, and will be missed!

I truly will miss this guy. He made a huge impact on my entire family. It is going to take alot to find someone as spectacular as Shane M. Billings!

Good luck Shane!! And I'm sad to see you go but remember this is a new chapter in your life so embrace it and go out and shine for the world to see.

Such a great tribute to an outstanding human being! Wishing Shane happiness and success in his new ventures.

Shane will be very missed for his warmth and welcoming personality. Good luck in your new adventure!

Perfect description. Shane, we wish you the best in all that comes next!

Shane has been amazing and we all wish him the best in what’s next! ♥️👏📖

Wishing you all the best Shane M. Billings! I’m excited to see where this next chapter takes you! Xo

You will be very much missed, Shane! (((HUGS)))

Shane M. Billings I didn't get to say goodbye. I already knew you were amazing. But if I were to calculate your amazingness based on the number of people that have asked about you since I started working here, it would be 1,000%! Everyone is going to miss you so much. Good luck in all you do!

Thanks for saying YES to Shane and Shane, thanks for saying YES to Winthrop! 💚

Yes agreed!!! Congratulations our friend many Blessings always!!!

Thank you, Shane. We'll miss you!!

Great picture of you two!!

Best wishes, Shane!

Awh I love this.

Shane, we miss you already.

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