We have a huge range of music and 2 platforms to choose from - Freegal and hoopla.

Freegal® Music is a free music service available from the library. Freegal offers access to approximately 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalogue of legendary artists.

hoopla is a free digital media service offered by Toowoomba Region Libraries that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone – and even your TV. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. More than 600,000 titles are available on the hoopla platform, with more added daily.

All you need is your library card number or online membership number and your PIN to access Freegal.

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In total, the collection from Freegal comprises music from over 30,000 labels originating from over 100 countries. Music can be streamed or downloaded using an internet connected device.  For mobile devices, the Freegal app is available through the App Store or Google Play.  

Freegal music does not have digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of Toowoomba Region Libraries. Not a member, you can join online for free here.

Logging in

  1. Go to the Freegal platform
  2. Select Login
  3. Enter your library membership number and PIN
  4. Once logged in, you can commence selecting and downloading music

How Freegal Music works

  • Freegal allows library members unlimited streaming access and downloads of up to 5 songs each week. Every song can be previewed before being selected for download. Members must be logged in to enjoy the clips.
  • The downloads in Freegal are all in the MP3 format with no Digital Rights Management (DRM), and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play
  • Music videos will cost members 2 of their allotted downloads. If 2 downloads are not available members will not be able to download a music video.
  • Freegal Music is set up to browse or search for your favourite artists, songs, albums and genres. Additionally, over 100 playlists have been added to meet every mood or whim. New lists are published weekly.

Transferring music between devices

Freegal’s music files are downloaded as MP3 files which are compatible with any MP3 Player or device. You can transfer the music to any computer, MP3 player or even burn it to a CD. Copyright laws apply for all music downloaded.

Tutorial and help

For help on setting up your device and getting started using Freegal follow our online tutorial to guide you through the process.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

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For help on setting up your device and getting started using hoopla follow our online tutorial to guide you through the process.

Instructions for installing and setting up hoopla

  • Download the hoopla app from App Store iOS (Apple) or Google Play (Android) or go to hoopla (pc)
  • Signup with an email address and password, find your library (Toowoomba Region Libraries) and enter your library card number and PIN. Once your account is set up, you'll sign in with the email address and password you created.

Search & borrow

  • Search for music. Then borrow a title by tapping/clicking the title's icon and selecting borrow.
  • Loan period for music is 7 days
  • Library members can borrow up to 6 items per month on the hoopla platform
  • Loan credits reset on the 1st of each month

A Renew option is available for titles that are currently on loan to you and is visible 24 hours before the title expires. You can opt to renew the title or let it return automatically at the end of the loan period. The Renew option is helpful if you want to “check out” the title again and if the title has been downloaded, it does not have be downloaded again to your device. A Renewal does count towards your loan count for the month.

Enjoy

Stream the item by pressing play or download it to your device to hear, read and watch it. You'll need to download it if you plan on using your item without wifi.

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