Download Adele’s ’25’ for free with your Queens Library card

Adele's latest album, "25," is available for free download for Queens Library card holders.
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Hello, it’s me.

I was wondering if you’d like to download Adele’s new album for free.

All Queens Library card holders can now download Adele’s third album, “25,” for free through a service called Freegal, which gives library card holders access to 9 million songs and 15,000 music videos.

After logging in with a library card number and unique PIN, users can choose to download the album directly into iTunes or stream it in its entirety. The British singer has decided against putting her latest album, which was released on Friday, on streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio, so those who are eager to listen to Adele’s latest tunes — her last album, “21,” was released almost four years ago — and don’t want to spend anything can do so on Freegal.

There is one catch. All users have a weekly allotment of how many songs they can download per week. Once they use up the downloads, users must wait one week to download again. It will take multiple downloads for Queens Library users to acquire the entire album. If listeners want to own a copy and don’t want to wait a week, her album is available for purchase at major retailers.

Adele sold 2.3 million copies of “25” in one weekend, according to Nielsen Music and is only the second album to sell more than 2 million copies in a weekend since the company began tracking sales in 1991. The only other album to do so is N*SYNC’s “No Strings Attached.”

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