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Music & Movies

Music & Movies

The library has music and video for all ages and tastes. With more than 75,000 music CDs and over 87,000 films, everyone will find media to inform, entertain, and educate.

Find new CDs and DVDs throughout Milwaukee County.

Lucky Day DVDs

Films that gross over $50 million at the box office are designated as “Lucky Day” items. In other words, holds can't be placed on a select number of the copies available. Instead, customers who come into the library may find these gems on the shelf - ready for checkout - just because they came to the library in person that day.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music® is a free music service that offers access to about 7 million songs, including the Sony Music catalog of artists. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries in every style from classical to metal. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. NEW! Freegal Streaming has been added. Each cardholder can now listen to 3 hours of streaming music per day through your personal Freegal Music account, in addition to your allotment of 5 downloadable songs per week.

Freegal Movies and Television

Freegal Movies offers each Milwaukee cardholder the ability to stream 3 different movies or television episodes each week, across any of their devices. Many films come from the vaults of Paramount Studios, but documentaries, concert films and television shows are also available. New videos are added each month, but some also are removed due to licensing restrictions.

Criterion Collection Films

Criterion Collection is a name well-known to film buffs as representing the best in feature film collections. Now Alexander Street has brought the collection to libraries through streaming video. Milwaukee Public Library subscribes to several of their collections. Users can view film transcripts, send links to the films, make clips, and easily locate desired scenes with the tools offered by this product.