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What is Flipster and how do I access it?



View popular digital magazines online from your computer or on your mobile device via the Flipster app. The Flipster app for iPad and iPad mini can be downloaded from iTunes. The Android App (for tablets 7" and larger) is available from Google Play. The Kindle Fire App can be downloaded from the Amazon App store.

What titles are available?
American Craft, Ask, The Atlantic, Bicycling, Bitch Magazine, Bon Appetit, Brides, Clean Eating, Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, Consumer Reports on Health, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Discovery Girls, DIVERSEability, Dwell, Ebony, Entrepreneur, Essence, Food Network Magazine, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Health, HGTV Magazine, High Five Bilingue, Hola, How it Works, InStyle, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Library Journal, Men's Health, Muse, New Moon Girls, New York Review of Books, Newsweek Global, The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, People, People en Espanol, Popular Science, Ranger Rick, Real Simple, Rodale's Organic Life, Runner's World, School Library Journal, Southern Living, Sunset, Us Weekly, Vegetarian Times, Vegetarian Today, and Wired.

Are back issues 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.

Do I need a mobile app to view magazines on my mobile device?
No, using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device with an internet connection or 3G/4G connection.

Can I search within a magazine?
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.

What is the Contents Gallery?
The Contents Gallery allows you to view the table of contents for all available issues of a magazine when using Flipster on your desktop or laptop computer.

To use the Contents Gallery:

  • Select All Issues from the viewer menu and click Contents Gallery from the resulting menu pane.
  • Click the View button. A new Contents Gallery window opens allowing you to page through the table of contents from all issues available.
  • Click on a feature or article to go directly to that page.
  • Note: The Contents Gallery is not accessible when using Flipster on a mobile device.

Can I print from a magazine?
Yes, printing is available when reading a magazine on a computer, but not from a mobile device or the iPad app. 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.

Tutorial for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire

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