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Wichita Public Library Adds Flipster to Digital Collection

4/2/2020
Contact: City Communications |

Wichita Public Library customers can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster, a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the Library.

Flipster is offered for a 12-month period, providing customers access to digital magazines while physical Library branches are closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. To access Flipster, customers need to have a library card or e-card.

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. The table of contents for each magazine provides links for quick access to articles of interest, and hotlinks within the magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

“This service will give customers the opportunity to access their favorite magazines in a digital format while the Library is closed due to COVID-19,” Cynthia Berner, Director of Libraries, said. “We’re always looking for new ways to grow our digital collection, and hope this new service will provide value to customers.”

For questions about Flipster, or to sign up for a Wichita Public Library e-card, call 261-8500 between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Customers can access Flipster at wichitalibrary.org/flipster.

The Wichita Public Library provides collections and services that inform, entertain and enrich the quality of life in Wichita. For more information, please visit wichitalibrary.org.

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