You can use Flipster to check out digital copies of your favorite magazines! All you need is a portable device or computer with an Internet connection and your Fremont Library card. 

 

Getting Started:

If you are using your internet browser:

  • Visit Flipster to access the digital magazines available at Fremont Public Library.
  • Enter your library card number, without spaces, when requested.
  • Click on the cover of the magazine you want to read.

If you are using the Flipster app:

  • Download the free app from your device's store. Flipster is available for Kindle Fire, Android, or iOS devices.
  • Flipster will look for the library nearest to you. You can also search for "Fremont Public Library" or the zip code 60060.
  • Once you see Fremont Public Library, tap the Log In button
  • Enter your library barcode number (your device will remember this; you won't need to enter it again)
  • Click on the cover of the magazine you want to download and read.

That's it! No need to sign in or create an account.

Things to keep in mind when using Flipster:
  • There's no limit to the number of magazines you can read.
  • You can only download content when using the app.
  • Lending periods vary by title. Titles will expire once the loan period ends. You can check the magaine out again if you want to keep reading.
  • 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. 

What if I want to read without an internet connection?

You'll first need to download the Flipster app to your device and then download magazines to the app while using an Internet connection.

Searching Flipster

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:

From the home screen, enter your search terms in the Find field and click Search. A Result List of magazines that match your search is displayed.