Resource Spotlight

Flipster

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Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand.

Flipster is what we use to bring professional journals to all librarians in the region. Through this SLS provided subscription you have full access to new and back digital issues of School Library Journal, Computers & LIbraries, Booklist, and Horn Book.


Take advantage of this worthwhile and free resource!

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Which eMagazines are included?

  • School Library Journal
  • Horn Book
  • Booklist
  • Computers in Libraries

Do eMagazines have the same content as their physical counterparts?

Yes, they are the exact same magazines, just in different formats.

Are there back issues available?

Yes. plenty!

Can I search within an eMagazine?

Yes, both the desktop and mobile versions of Flipster support keyword searching within an eMagazine.

Can I print from an eMagazine?

Yes, printing is available when reading on a computer, but not from a mobile device or the mobile app. The print button is located on 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.

Flipster is a free resource?

The School Library System purchases Flipster on behalf of the librarians in the region making it free for them to use.

Does that mean all educators in my district can access Flipster?

The subscription through SLS is intended for librarian use only.

How do I access Flipster?

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  1. Get the free Flipster app for your tablet or smartphone from your app store. The app works on iOS, Android, and specific Fire tablets.
  2. Open the Flipster app and click the "Get Started" button. Find Questar III BOCES and click the "Log In" button.
  3. Log in with the provided user ID and password.
  4. Tap a cover to borrow a title and click the "Download" button.

All titles are available on-demand and most can be kept indefinitely. Downloaded titles can be accessed offline.

NOTE: If you do not have a tablet or smartphone, you can access Flipster from a web browser on your computer, where titles can be viewed, printed out, or saved to PDF.

Available Apps

  • iOS (Apple App Store)
  • Android (Google Play)
  • Fire (3rd & 4th generation tablets)

Questar III School Library System

Kerrie Burch, Director of School Library System, Model Schools, and Arts

Amanda Karian, School Library System Specialist