a new way to read the latest magazines

Flip through your favourite magazines.

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


Click a magazine cover below to download your magazine.

Please have your Library Card number available to login.

Titles available include:

Ano/Cero* Foreign Affairs

Canada’s Style at Home

Canadian Living National Geographic Kids
Chatelaine Oz Magazine
Cocind* People
Fashion Rolling Stone
Forbes Vocable

*These Spanish magazines have been made possible by the County of Simcoe Library Co-operative Multicultural Hub Project

Flipster User Guide
Flipster for Desktops Tutorial
Flipster for Mobile Tutorial
Flipster for Android/Kindle Fire Tablet Tutorial
Infosheet for iOS devices
Infosheet for Android devices
System Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pay for this service?

No, this service is free courtesy of your library.

Are back issues available?

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. (Available now in iOS, coming soon in Android)

Do I need a mobile app to view magazines on my mobile device?

No, using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device with an internet connection or 3G/4G connection.

Is there a mobile app I can use with Flipster?

Currently, we offer a mobile app for Apple devices, Android devices, and 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.

Can I search within a magazine?

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.

What is the Contents Gallery?

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.

Can I print from a magazine?

Yes, 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. The available print options are determined by the publisher. You may be able to print a single page, a range, or none at all.

How many magazines can I borrow?

There is no limit to the number of magazines you can borrow.

Do I have to return the magazine?

If you are reading a magazine on your computer, it will be returned once you close your browser.

How long can we keep a magazine?

There are no expiry dates for magazines, unless specified.

How do I delete a magazine once I have finished reading it?

Tap on the trash icon in the lower right-hand corner of each magazine cover to delete.

Can I read a magazine on my computer offline?

You can only access Flipster titles without internet if you download them to the Flipster App which can be found in iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you try to access them in a web browser and you are not connected to the internet, you will not be able to access the library’s Flipster titles.

What type of devices are compatible with the Flipster app?

Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.