The EGHS Library has arranged for a 30 day trial to Flipster, an online platform for accessing and reading magazines online. Digital magazines can be read on any computer or mobile device, and downloaded for offline reading anytime, anywhere using the Flipster app. Check out what's available, watch the tutorials, or stop by the library to learn more.
How can I access Flipster on my Computer?
You can then click on a magazine to view it within your browser. This means you can access Flipster from any computer, laptop, or mobile device, as long as you are connected to the Internet.
How can I access Flipster Using a Mobile Device?
These instructions only need to be done the first time. After that, just open the app.
When available, you can select Text View, which removes images from an article and displays only the text.
Using Text View
Q. How do I download a magazine to the Android app?
A. You must be online to download magazines.
To download issues to the app:
Q. How do I download a magazine to the iOS app?
A. Using the iOS Flipster app, you can search for magazines within the app and then download them.
To download issues to the app:
Q. Are back issues available from the app?
A. While back issues cannot be downloaded from within the app, you can always access back issues on the Flipster mobile viewer and use the Open in App menu option to download them to the app one at a time.
Q. Is there a limit of how many magazines I can download to the app?
A. No, you can download as many magazines as you’d like.
Q. Do the issues I download to the app expire?
A. Some select titles will expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon and appear grayed out when no longer available to read. Select weekly titles may expire in 2 days while select monthly or seasonal titles may expire in 7 days.
Q. After an issue expires, can I download it again?
A. Yes, simply return to the Flipster website and re-download the magazine.
Q. How do I delete an issue?
A. Tap on the trash can icon in the lower right corner of each magazine cover to delete it.
Q. What is the % number in the lower left corner of each cover image?
A. When you first download a magazine but haven’t read any of the contents, you’ll see a NEW label in the lower left corner of each magazine cover. Once you begin reading the magazine, the NEW label is removed and replaced with a % number that tracks how much of the magazine you’ve read.
The Flipster Home screen is the default search screen and offers the ability to search for titles by keyword, as well as browse by Category, Latest Issues, and All Issues.
To create a Basic Keyword Search:
A Result List of magazines that match your search is displayed.
In the column on the right-hand side, you can:
When you choose to read Flipster magazines on your mobile device's browser, issues open in the mobile version of the viewer.
Mobile Viewer Tools
The menu highlighted above opens and closes on tap of the menu icon Menu button.
What do you think about Flipster? The EGHS Library is considering purchasing digital access to magazines rather than magazines in print. We want to hear your thoughts about your experience using Flipster. Stop by the library to talk to Mrs. Steever.