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Can I download music to my MP3 player?

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2011  |  544 Views

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The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries provide access to two online music services that you can access with your library card: Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library. However, both of these are "streaming" music sites, meaning you can listen to the music, but not download it.  

Classical Music Library does allow you to purchase some music for download in the MP3 format, but you would have to pay for that directly as it is not included with your library account. 

If you are looking for free MP3s, there are many online sources. For example, Amazon's MP3 store has many thousands of songs availlable for free. Many musicians who are trying to get more well known also put their songs on their websites or Facebook or Myspace pages for people to download for free.

And, of course, there are many places to buy MP3s that you can download to your MP3 player. 

If you are asking if you can download music to your MP3 player using library computers, that depends on your MP3 player.

Some MP3 players, like the iPod, require a program like iTunes to be installed on the computer to manage your music collection. You won't be able to download music to these types of players using the library computers.

If your MP3 player works like a regular USB drive (sometimes called a 'jump drive') and you are able to save MP3 files directly to your player, you should have no problem using them on our computers. 


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