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Flipster

No more subscription fees, no more unwanted paper waste, no more hastily reading articles in the grocery store check-out line...well, you might still do that.

HMCPL patrons can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster, a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. 

Magazines available through our Flipster subscription include the following titles (we will add more as funds become available):

  • Artist's Magazine
  • Astronomy
  • Beer Connoisseur
  • Bicycling
  • Comics & Gaming Magazine
  • Cooking Light
  • Ebony
  • Eco Kids Planet
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Esquire
  • Field & Stream
  • Forbes
  • HGTV Magazine
  • Highlights
  • Hispanic Network Magazine
  • Kids, Code & Computer Science
  • Newsweek Global
  • Popular Science
  • Quilting Arts
  • Teen Vogue
  • Vegetarian Times
  • Vogue
  • Yoga Journal

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. Additionally, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Click here for a Flipster FAQ.

Flipster app information sheet for iOS devices

Flipster app information sheet for Android devices