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Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Access digital magazines, including many popular Canadian titles, on your computer or mobile device.

Good to Know

  • Unlimited checkouts.
  • No holds or fines.
  • Back issues are available.
  • Digital copies are released simultaneously with print editions.
  • Some titles have a limited number of checkouts, if the limit has been reached, try again later.

Getting Started

  1. Follow the link to Flipster. If you are offsite enter your Library Card number and PIN.
  2. Search or browse for the magazine you wish to read. The magazine will open in your browser. Please note: when using a browser, your history of items borrowed will not be kept.
  3. Use the menu at the right to flip pages, print sections, find the table of contents, back issues, and more. You can also search within an issue using the search box that appears on the right.

Download the App

Offline access is only available with the app.

Flipster is available for iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.2.2 or higher.

After downloading the app, you need to find your library by either allowing the app to use your location or searching for the library by name, postal code, city, or province. Tap the log in button for your library button for your library.

Enter your Library Card number to log in.

After logging in, you are taken to the Explore screen of the Flipster app, which shows the titles we have available for you. You can search for magazines or browse the whole collection. Once you find a title you wish to look at, tap Download and the title will appear under My Shelf.

Back issues appear after you click on a current title.

Some titles expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon when they are no longer available. Select weekly titles may expire within 2 days while select monthly titles may expire in 7 days. You can always download the title again.

Need Help?

You can check out Flipster's help page for the most common questions.

Privacy and Terms of Use

Flipster is a product of EBSCO which is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the London Public Library. For more information, please read their Privacy Policy.