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Downloadables - How To: Magazines

Books, music and video to entertain and educate when you can't get to the library!

What is Flipster?

Flipster lets you checkout and download magazines from the library for free.

  • Magazines cover a variety of interests - science, news, lifestyle, family & kids.
  • Checkout period for most magazines is 7 days.  A few premium titles check out for only 2 days.
  • Issues may be checked out more than once.
  • Back issues are also available.
  • Flipster may be used on a personal computer or by installing the Flipster app on your cell phone or tablet.
  • To use on a personal computer, open Flipster here.


Flipster App

 Get the Flipster App

  • Download and install the app from your app store.  

  • Tap the box that says "Get Started".

  • Tap Allow if you the app to use your location to suggest libraries near you. Otherwise, tap Deny to find your library by name, postal code (72764), city, or state. 

  • Select Springdale Public Library and enter your library card number.

  • Tap "Login".

How to Use the Flipster app

  • Use the Explore option in the lower left corner to scroll thru titles and select magazines or use the search icon  to type in the title or subject you want.

  • Tap on a magazine cover to choose between the current issue or back issues.

  • Tap on the download icon to immediately download the current issue.

  • The menu icon in the upper left corner has both sorting options and a list of categories to help you find titles.

  • When you download multiple magazines use My Shelf at the bottom center of the screen to select one for reading.

  • If you leave a magazine before you finish reading Flipster keeps your place.  Use the Read icon in the lower right corner to resume. Opening a magazine from the My Shelf icon will also pick up where you left off.

  • To see the previous issues just tap the magazine cover from the Explore screen and scroll down to a list of past issues.