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This is the guide for ACC faculty, staff, and students to learn more about Flipster, a digital newsstand of popular magazines.

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Flipster Apps

iOS App

To download the free Flipster app, search the iTunes app store for "Flipster - Digital Magazines." The Flipster App requires iOS 10.0+.

Android App

To download the free Flipster app, search the Google Play store for "Flipster - Digital Magazines".

Flipster on Desktop Computers: Tutorial

Now Available: Flipster

All ACC faculty, students, and staff can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster, courtesy of ACC Libraries.

Flipster is a next-generation digital newsstand that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines. 

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

Instructions follow for accessing Flipster!


Q. Are back issues available?
A. Yes!

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. 

Q: Is there a mobile app I can use with Flipster?
A: Yes! Currently, there is 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.

Q. Do I need a mobile app to view magazines on my mobile device?
A. No, using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device with an internet connection or 3G/4G connection.

Q. Can I search within a magazine?
A. 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.

Q. What is the Contents Gallery?
A. 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.

Q. Can I print from a magazine?
A. Yes, printing is available when reading a magazine. 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.

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How to Print Articles from Flipster

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

Some magazines have a print button available on the right side bar.

  • Choose print pages in view to print the pages in the viewer.
  • Choose print all pages to print the entire magazine.

Some magazines do not have a print button on the right side bar (ex. National Geographic). Using your browser's native print function can sometimes cause pages to be cut off.

A workaround to print whole pages from these magazines is:

  • Right-click (or tap-and-hold) the page and choose Open image in new tab.
  • Right-click (or tap-and-hold) the space next to the page and choose Print.

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