Digital Downloads Drop-In Clinic

Francis A. Gregory Library

Digital Downloads Drop-In Clinic

Get free music and magazines with Zinio and Freegal

Did you know that your DC Public Library card gives you access to free music and magazines 24/7?

Stop by one of our Digital Downloads Drop-In Clinics during your lunch break on Tuesdays at Francis Gregory Library and learn how to download free music using Freegal and free magazines using Zinio!

Read digital issues of your favorite magazines with Zinio, the ultimate one-stop shop for magazine lovers, completely free with your DC Public Library card. Access 175 titles and counting of your favorite print magazines, available online to view in your browser or to download to your device. And with Zinio apps for Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, Blackberry, Nook and Windows products, you can take your digital issue on the run!

With titles available in English and Spanish, you won't find DC Public Library's Zinio collection wanting. With a Zinio account, you won't have to worry about stacks of print magazines around your home, because it saves your digital check-outs, and with new issues being available each month as well as back issues on some titles, you won't have to sacrifice your lust for reading due to lack of physical space. 

All you need to begin is your library card number; simply register for a Zinio account, and browse DC Public Library's Zinio collection to get started. Visit DC Public Library's homepage or read our librarian-created LibGuide on getting started with Zinio. Step-by-step instructions for accessing and using Zinio are available here or if you desire visual instruction, stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library for hands-on help during your lunch break at noon on May 10 and May 24.

What is Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a free service with your DC Public Library card! Download up to three (3) songs a week and stream up to twenty-four (24) hours every dayfrom ten thousand labels including Sony Music, with your library card and pin number.  Access to over seven million songs which are DRM-Free and compatible with all MP3 players and computers. Check out the Freegal Music Streaming 1-2-3 page or Freegal Music FAQs page to get started at home or stop by Francis Gregory Library at noon on May 17 and May 31 to get hands-on help.