Flipster Magazines

Flipster is our digital magazine service that provides access to popular Time publications. Use Flipster to read many great titles. Currently includes Cooking Light, Instyle, Money, People, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Elle Décor, The Week, Beanz, and How It Works.

A Des Plaines Library card is required to use this service. Sign up for a library card here.

Read Magazines with Flipster

Using Flipster

To get started you need:

  1. Your DPPL library card
  2. A computer or mobile device
  3. A Flipster App for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading
  4. View Tutorial

Go to Flipster from the library website. Enter your library card number. Click on the magazine and read through the browser of virtually any device as long as you are connected to the internet.


Tips for using Flipster


To checkout magazines, use your internet browser to access the Flipster page on the library website. You can checkout a title and start reading immediately. You will also have the option at this point to open in the App.

To read the magazine offline (on a plane, in a field), you need to use the Flipster App.

Fun Facts

No due dates, no late fees! You do not have to return the magazines.

Back Issues are available.

You can keyword search within a magazine in the browser version, but unfortunately not within the App.

Yes, you can print but only when using a computer. The print options vary from magazine to magazine.