~ The One-Stop-Shop for Digital Magazines Allows Library Patrons
to Browse the Latest Issues of the Most Sought After Magazines ~
Seminole County, Florida— January 15, 2019— Patrons of the Seminole County Public Library System can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.
Seminole County Library has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines such as Consumer Reports, Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, Readers Digest and more so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.
Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.
“We are so pleased to be able to provide digital access to Consumer Reports,” Library Director Christine Patten stated, “and the mobile app makes it easy to be out shopping and look up articles on best buys for refrigerators or vacuums, you name it.”