Flip Through Your Favorite Magazines with Flipster!

What Is Flipster?

Flipster is a collection of magazines, digitized and available directly in your browser. Find the latest issue as well as previous issues of your favorite magazines. Whether you are a cooking enthusiast, cat lover, crafter, sports fan, or investor, or just want the latest on movies or public figures, there's something for all interests in Flipster!

Explore titles in the categories of: Business, Consumer, Diversity, Entertainment, Family & Kids, Fitness & Health, Food & Cooking, Hobbies, Interests, & DIY, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, News & Politics, Religion, Science & Technology, Sports, and Travel & Regional.

This collection includes many popular titles, as well as a few children’s titles: Ranger Rick, Zoobooks, and Sports Illustrated Kids. Notably, Flipster provides a collection of Consumer Reports magazines: Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, Consumer Reports On Health, and AARP: The Magazine!

FlipsterOther popular titles include…

  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fortune
  • Health
  • Money
  • People
  • Sports Illustrated
  • TIME
  • and more!

Read In Your Browser

The easy-to-use interface makes reading in your browser a breeze! Use the arrows to flip through a magazine page by page, or select a particular page to go straight there. You can also zoom in and out on a page as needed. Read immediately with an internet connection, or download a title for offline viewing.

Read In The App

The app is also easy to use. Just download Flipster from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android), open the app, and select Santa Clara County Library District to get started! Download issues of any title and tap the eyeglass symbol to read. Downloaded issues will appear in the My Shelf tab. Just swipe to turn pages, or use the menu in the top right corner to select a specific page. If the magazine pages are difficult to read, tap “Text View” for a text-only option!

Enjoy Online Magazines!

Read full-color 2-page spreads of magazines in your browser with Flipster. With no checkouts or wait times, you only need your library card number and PIN if accessing from home, and no log-in at all from inside the library. Magazines do “expire” after 2 or 7 days (depending on the title), but can be downloaded again immediately. Enjoy magazines with Flipster for free, anywhere and anytime!

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