April 2015

eBranch · Music

Enjoy thousands of free streaming music albums or downloadable songs 24/7!

Music Services Comparison Chart

Details Freegal Music Hoopla Music
What kind of materials are in the collection? Downloadable songs and streaming music and concert videos. Streaming music albums.
Is special software needed to listen to the songs or albums? No No plugins are needed to listen to Hoopla albums.
Are apps available for my mobile device? Yes, the Freegal Music app for iOS and Android devices. Yes, the Hoopla Digital app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire HD devices.
What devices are compatible with the collections? Details about supported devices are available here. The list of supported devices is available in Hoopla Help.
Will I need my library card?* Yes and your PIN. Yes and your PIN. You will also need to create a free account with Hoopla.
How many songs, albums, or videos can I download or stream? Up to 7 songs or videos per week. Unlimited streaming is available. Customers have a checkout limit of 12 downloads per month. Hoopla also has a daily limit for downloads which resets at 8:00 pm. Please try after 8:00 pm, or the following day, if you receive this message: “The daily lending limit has been met. Please save this title to your Favorites and try again tomorrow.”
Can I transfer songs or albums into iTunes? Yes. Save the downloaded files to your computer then transfer them into iTunes. No
How long is the loan period? No due dates; the music can be listened to as often as you'd like. 7 days
Can I place holds on titles? Freegal Music songs are always available so you don't have to place holds on them. Hoopla Digital titles are always available so you don't have to place holds on them
Can titles be renewed? No due dates; the music can be listened to as often as you'd like. Titles cannot be renewed.
Can I accumulate overdue fines? No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically. No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically.
What if I have technical questions or problems? See the FAQ section of the Freegal website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email. See the Help section of the Hoopla website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email.

*The Library now offers "downloadable only" library cards.