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E-Magazine Palooza!

This  is your chance to bring all of your favorite magazines to the beach without getting them wet or sandy.  Right now, you can now access e-magazines through two different sources:  Overdrive/Libby and Flipster.

50 popular magazine titles, such as O: The Oprah Magazine, ESPN, and Newsweek, were recently added to Overdrive/Libby. Titles are available to download alongside the ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video already found in our OverDrive collection.  As a simultaneous use collection, these magazines can be downloaded and read right away.  There are no wait lists or holds and they do not count towards checkout limits.  Just like an ebook or eaudiobook, they can be taken out for up to 21 days. You can search by title or through the magazine collection category.  Try it and see if they have your favorite magazine!

And remember, if Overdrive doesn’t have the magazine you would like to peruse, try Flipster.   With Flipster you can view a variety of magazines through your device (including Apple and Android tablets, desktop computers, and smart phones).  Just download the app, log in with your Nevins library card and browse away!  The magazines are just as vibrant as if they were in print.  You can even download these onto your device for later offline reading (for the beach, say).

So, put on that sunscreen and get ready to breezily “flip” through the pages of all those fab magazines downloaded on your smartphone.

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Are you ready for Flipster?


is a magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.

If you have a Nevins Library card, you can now read magazines from the comfort of your own sofa (or other comfortable chair/bed/yoga mat, or hammock if your WiFi is that good).

It’s easy to get started with Flipster. You can either view the magazines directly through the browser if you’re online (on your computer/phone/tablet), or if you wish to read the magazines offline, you can simply download the Flipster App for free from the Google Play store, iTunes store, or the Amazon App store (for Kindle Fire Only).

Once you’re on the site/in the app you can browse the magazines by category or search for specific ones as well. We have a variety, from Cooking Light, Men’s Health, and Rolling Stone, to Zoobooks and Ranger Rick, to Teen Vogue and Muse.

Each of the magazines has a table of contents which contains links for quick access to articles of interest that open in separate tabs when clicked. And there is even an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Go! Read! Digitally Flip through some magazines (and please remember, don’t use the lick and flip technique on your tablets, phones, or computer screen!).