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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Flipster – A New Way to Access Digital Magazines at Altadena Library
Patrons of Altadena Library District in Altadena 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.
Altadena Library District has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines such as People, Rolling Stone and O, The Oprah Magazine 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.
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.
“Flipster is the perfect solution for magazine lovers on the go,” says Ryan Roy, Public Services Director for the Altadena Library District. “You can access popular magazines anywhere you are – sitting at home, riding on a plane, waiting in a line – with whatever device you have handy. All you need is a library card.”
Contact Altadena Library District or visit www.altadenalibrary.org to learn more about accessing the library’s digital magazines through Flipster.