Digital Magazines

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Access more than 50 popular magazines on your phone, PC, tablet, or other mobile device using Flipster!

Download digital versions of new and back issues from a selection of popular titles, including Cosmopolitan, People, Popular Mechanics, Bon Appetit and others. Magazines download in an easy-to-read digital format that looks just like the print edition. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals.

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Checkout Limits

There are no limits to the number of magazines you can check out. Length of checkout is determined by the publisher and varies by magazine from a few days to a few weeks. You can read magazines online immediately or download magazines for offline reading later.

Flipster App

You can start reading immediately via web browser or by downloading the Flipster mobile app to your device. The mobile app is available for Apple/iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, this service is free to you courtesy of the Wichita Public Library.

  • Yes, back issues are available:

    • To access back issues in your desktop or mobile web browser, 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 in the mobile app, tap on the info icon associated with the magazine you are interested in. From the Details Screen, you can browse all available back issues.
  • No, the app is not required. Using your mobile device's web browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines as long as you have an internet connection.

  • Yes, there is a mobile app for Apple devices, Android devices, and it can be side-loaded to Kindle Fire tablets. To download the iOS or Android apps, search for "Flipster - Digital Magazines" in the iTunes or Google Play stores.

  • Yes, both the desktop and mobile web browser versions of Flipster support keyword searching within a magazine. You can also search across all issues by accessing the content gallery feature.

  • The Contents Gallery allows you to view the table of contents for all available issues of a magazine when using Flipster on your desktop or laptop computer.

    To use the Contents Gallery:

    1. Select All Issues from the viewer menu and click Contents Gallery from the resulting menu pane.
    2. Click the View button. A new Contents Gallery window opens allowing you to page through the table of contents from all issues available.
    3. Click on a feature or article to go directly to that page.

    Note: The Contents Gallery is not accessible when using Flipster on a mobile device.

  • Yes, but the available print options are determined by the publisher. Printing is available when reading a magazine on a computer, but not from a mobile device or the iPad app. The print button is located towards the bottom of the right hand menu when viewing a magazine on a computer. You may be able to print a single page, a range, or none at all.

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