Music

Use your Mahwah Library card to stream or download the best music, from current hits to old favorites, onto your computer or mobile device. We have thousands of albums that you can borrow and download.

There are no overdue fees on downloaded music.  Simply return the items when you finish enjoying them or they will auto-return at due date.

Download the apps to your mobile device or access them using a browser on your desktop computer.  Get started by clicking the links below.

Freegal Music+ is your new music library and streaming service – all in one! Stream millions of songs from thousands of top artists, 24/7, or download up to three favorite tunes each week – entirely free with your Mahwah Library card.

Freegal is a digital music service that allows you to listen to a huge collection of music from thousands of artists and labels across every genre. You can stream or download songs at no charge straight from your computer or download the Freegal app.

Streaming – there is no limit to how long you are able to stream Freegal music – access 24 hrs a day! You simply need to search for the music you want to hear and click play.

Downloading – you are also able to download songs from Freegal Music. DRM-free mp3 files are saved onto your computer permanently and can be transferred to your smartphone and other devices. You are able to download three songs per week.

Using a Browser:

  1. Connect with Freegal.
  2. Click Login and enter your library account number and PIN/Password a second time.
  3. Use the search bar to search the collection by artist, album, song or genre.
  4. Or explore playlists and discover new artists and albums from the front page.
  5. From the track list you can create your own playlists or add songs and albums to your favorites.
  6. Click on Play to stream a song or the download symbol (down arrow) from the track list to save it to your computer.
  7. Your remaining download allowances are at the top of the page, while the music player is at the bottom.

Using the App:

  1. Download the Freegal Music app from your device’s app store.
  2. When prompted, enter in ‘Mahwah NJ’ or 07430.
  3. Select ‘Mahwah Public Library.’
  4. Enter your library account number and your PIN/password.
  5. Your playlists, Favorites and downloads are in the My Music tab or use the search tab to find something specific.
  6. Tap on the three dots in the track list (…) to add to playlists, Favorites, share, download and more.
  7. Settings and site navigation are in the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines in the corner of your screen).

Still have questions?  Search the Freegal FAQ for further information, or watch the Freegal How To Videos to get started.

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere!

Use your Mahwah Library card to download up to 30 of any combination of movies, music, TV shows, eBooks or audiobooks each month.

  • Set up an account with your email and password on the website or on the app. Your library card number is required.
  • After your account is set up, login with your email and password.
  • Instructions and help