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Magazines on Flipster

Get Started with Flipster

iPhone and iPad

Flipster app is available for the iPhone or iPad to create a library of magazines downloaded from Flipster for offline reading. Download the Flipster app for iPhone or iPad in the iTunes store (iOS 8+ required), and then follow instructions below to download magazine issues to app.

Flipster for iPad

Android

Download the Flipster App for Android in the Google
Play store (Android 4.2+ required),  and then follow instructions below to download magazine issues to app.

Kindle Fire

From the home screen of your device, go to Settings.

Select Applications > Apps from Unknown Sources (allow installation of applications that are not from Appstore) and select ON.

From your device, download the APK (app installer) by tapping this link
Flipster for Kindle Fire app

Once the download is complete, tap the file and select Install.

Download magazine issues to the app

Using your device's browser, access Flipster on the Libraries' website. Browse for the magazine you want and tap on it to open it in your browser.

On the menu in the upper left corner, select 'Open in App.' The Flipster app opens and downloads the magazine.>

The NEW label appears in the lower left corner of the magazine cover when the issue is available to read. Tap the cover to open the magazine and the download will continue while you are reading.

Flipster in mobile browser troubleshooting tip:

The mobile app is recommended, but not required. Using your mobile browser, you can also access Flipster and read magazines from your device with an internet connection.  If you get to a screen that says "You must have cookies enabled to view digital editions," scroll to the bottom of that screen and look for the menu on the bottom, left. Click on the menu icon (it may take awhile for the menu options to load) and keep scrolling to the bottom of your screen to find the "open in App" option.

Desktop Access

Flipster is simple to use from your computer. Access Flipster on the Library's website, browse for the magazine you want and then click “Read This Issue” to view the magazine in your browser.

FAQs about Flipster

Question: Do I need to pay for this service?

Answer: No, using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device with an internet connection or 3G/4G connection.

Question: Are back issues available?

Answer: Yes, back issues are available. To access back issues on your desktop or laptop computer, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item in the right column to see all available issues. To access back issues on your mobile device, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item from the menu in the top left corner to see all available issues.

Question: Do I need a mobile app to view magazines on my mobile device?

Answer: No, using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device with an internet connection or 3G/4G connection.

Question: Is there a mobile app I can use with Flipster?

Answer: Currently we offer a mobile app for the iPad and iPhone, Android Phones and Tablets, and Kindle Fire. To download the app, search for ‘‘Flipster’’ in the iTunes or Google Play store.

Question: Can I search within a magazine?

Answer: Yes, both the desktop and mobile versions of Flipster support keyword searching within a magazine. You can also search across all issues accessing the content gallery feature. There is no search feature on the mobile app.

Question: Can I print from a magazine?

Answer: Yes, printing is available when reading a magazine on a computer, but not from a mobile device or the iOS or Android apps. The print button is located towards the bottom of the right hand menu when viewing a magazine on a computer. The available print options are determined by the publisher. You may be able to print a single page, a range, or none at all.