Flipster is a digital magazine service featuring a variety of popular magazines.
I’ve never used Flipster magazines before. How do I get started?
If you are on campus, you will simply click the link or click on a title to access Flipster. For off-campus access, you will need your GC ID # and password, a computer or other device with Internet access. Once you’ve logged into Flipster and found a magazine to read, click on the cover to read the title in your browser. Please note, you do not need to create a separate username and password to download Flipster titles.
How many magazines can be downloaded at one time?
You may download as many as you would like.
How long can I have them?
A magazine that is published weekly can be downloaded for 2 days. A magazine that is published monthly can be downloaded for one week.
Are there any late fees?
No late fees! The titles never expire, so you don’t have to worry about overdue fees.
Are back issues available?
Yes. To access back issues on your desktop or laptop computer, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the “All Issues” menu item in the right column. To access back issues on your mobile device, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the “All Issues” menu item from the menu in the top left corner.
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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 an app available?
A Flipster app for iPad and iPhone can be downloaded from iTunes app store, Google Play for Android, and Amazon App store for Kindle Fire.
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 Gallery, select “All Issues” from the viewer menu, and then click “Contents Gallery” from the resulting menu pane.
Can I search within a magazine?
Yes, both the desktop and mobile versions of Flipster support keyword searching within a magazine. You can also search across all issues using the “Contents Gallery” feature. There is no search feature on the mobile app.
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 (single page, range, etc.) are determined by the publisher.
What happens if I have technical questions or problems?
Help files are available via the “Help” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Flipster homepage.