Introducing Flipster! The New Way to Read Digital Magazines and Periodicals

Evanston Public Library is pleased to present a whole new way of reading magazines and periodicals. It’s convenient, it’s fun, it’s Flipster!

Some of the popular, in demand titles that EPL now subscribes to include The New Yorker, Essence, The Nation, Chicago Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Hispanic Network, Out, and more! Want to try it? These titles are all available to you with an Evanston Public Library card via the library’s website or by downloading the Flipster app onto your mobile device.

Providing full color, full image access to the latest magazines, Flipster offer EPL patrons access to 35+ digital titles. In doing so, the site takes care to mimic the experience of reading a real, physical magazine. That means including hyperlinks in the table of contents that allow you to jump to articles of interest with ease.

Scan through and take note of the titles in Spanish and English that are of interest to the Latinx community. Flipster has LGBTQia+ magazines. It has titles of interest to the Black community. And depending on the title, patrons can read both the most recent issues and back issues as well. The app version has a “text only” function to allow you to read long text articles or recipes without the illustrations. And if you use the desktop version, you can even print out an article or issue.

Ready to begin? Then read our Flipster Getting Started Handout

Still have questions? Check out this handy Flipster FAQ. It’ll clarify many of your questions.

Enjoy your magazines for free. Enjoy Flipster.

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Another Nail in the Coffin of the Magazine Industry

November 20, 2010

In what is becoming more and more the norm, US News & World Report has become the latest magazine to abandon the print landscape to focus solely on digital media. Although it will continue to print a limited number of copies to be available at newsstands, the publisher is going to stop sending its print edition to subscribers effective January 2011 and become an online only source of news. After publishing weekly for over 60 Years, US News & World Report saw the writing on the wall when in June 2008 it became a biweekly and 6 months later became a monthly magazine. The popular guides to colleges, graduate schools, doctors, hospitals, and personal finance will continue, for now, to be offered in print versions.

Rika G.

When Life Gives You Volcanic Ash . . .

September 20, 2010

For most travelers, an airport delay usually means plenty of time spent griping, grumbling, grousing, and groaning. Longer delays (and more seasoned, synonymically gifted travelers) may result in kicking, kvetching, moaning, murmuring, barking and bellyaching. With even more time spent crammed into uncomfortable airport chairs eating dry $9 sandwiches and listening to the endless looping drones of CNN anchors most travelers are fresh out of ways to amuse themselves (and torment airline workers) and just give plain give up. Luckily, however, this was not the case with Mr. Andrew Losowsky. Continue reading “When Life Gives You Volcanic Ash . . .”

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