Introducing Flipster

01 Nov Introducing Flipster

Customers of the La Porte County Public Library in La Porte can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.  The subscription for RBdigital magazines (Zinio) retired at the end of October.

La Porte County Public Library has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines (such as Entertainment Weekly, Midwest Living, and more) so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.  The initial offering of Flipster will include 66 familiar titles.

Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Contact the La Porte County Public Library or visit https://www.laportelibrary.org/ to learn more about accessing the library’s digital magazines through Flipster.