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Patrons with a valid BALibrary card can go to the Freegal Web site and download five free songs each week. Songs are provided from the Sony Music catalog, a huge collection of music spanning many decades and genres and hundreds of thousands of songs. Popular artists like Miley Cyrus, Adele, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Springsteen, Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson are available, along with bands like Train and Mumford & Sons. Familiar classics by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand can be accessed with one click of the mouse and the eclectic listener can browse genres from acapella to zydeco. Classical music is available as well.

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Download the Freegal App from the App Store or Google Play!

NEW! Naxos Music Library: Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 86,420 albums with more than 1,259,200 tracks, including standard and rare repertoire.

Streaming on a mobile device: Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Naxos Music Library. Download the free app (for iPads, use the iPhone app). On a computer, create your Naxos account. In the Naxos Music Library, click on Playlists, then click on Sign up. Enter your e-mail address and create a password. Use this e-mail address and password to login to your account in the app. Browse or search the collection and begin streaming!

NEW! Naxos Video Library: An extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!


Religious/spiritual music for the season - Use your five free downloads per week on Freegal for music appropriate for the Easter season and beyond from: David Haas, Marty Haugen, Dan Schutte, John Foley, Rory Cooney, Bernadette Farrell, Tom Kendzia, Hillsong, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matt Maher, Skillet, Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, or search for your own favorites.

Check out these Grammy Winners - Bruno Mars, Jay Z, Kacey Musgraves, Macklemore & Lewis, and download from Freegal: Daft Punk and Alicia Keys! For the full list of winners check out the Grammy website!

Have You Heard?

Country Music Award Winners - Miranda Lambert, download from Freegal now!, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, download from Freegal, and Florida Georgia Line.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Donna Summer


Lyric Opera of Chicago 2013-2014 Season

Madama Butterfly
La Traviata
Die Fledermaus
The Barber of Seville
La Clemenza di Tito

Special performances by Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann and Itzhak Perlman

The Sound of Music

Click for a quick synopsis or libretto of some of the most popular operas!


Online Resources:

Rolling Stone