An article in The Oregonian today announced the launch of Multnomah County Library's new feature: Freegal Music, a download service. The catalog includes 500,000 songs, and you can download up to three songs per week. Once you download them, they're yours!!
Here's how to do it:
1) You need a Multnomah Co. Library Card. If you live in Washington Co. you can still get a card for Multnomah at no cost.
2) Go to www.multcolib.com/freegal
3) Enter your library card number and PIN
4) Search for the song you want to download.
Article on Freegal at Oregon Live.