All databases are available in every branch of the Birmingham Public Library, unless otherwise noted. A JCLC library card can be used to access many of the databases, however licensing restrictions force us to limit access to certain databases to residents of Birmingham.

Looking for a particular magazine? Try our electronic journals listing.
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Unlimited Music Streaming-- FREE
Freegal Music Service include millions of songs from ten thousand labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Stream or download music. Music streaming is unlimited. The Freegal Music downloaded files are DRM-FREE, Mp3 files that can be played on any device (including iPods). Even better, the downloaded music file is yours to keep with no due date and no expiration date.
There is a limit of 3 music downloads per week per valid card number.
The service is restricted to Birmingham city residents with active library cards.


Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Remote Access Available.

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Create and Share Playlists  Use Freegal to create your own playlists and share them with other library users.
Mobile App Help  Learn how to use the Freegal Mobile app

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