Downloading Magazines FAQ

Our building is closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please do not return library materials at this time; all due dates have been extended.

What is Flipster?
Through a contract with one of our vendors, we are able to offer a selection of digital magazines to our patrons.

It'd be awesome if you had my favorite magazine. Can you get it?
Maybe. Let us know what it is, and we’ll try.

How do I read a magazine that I’ve borrowed?
There are two ways to read a magazine

1) In a compatible web browser 

2) Using the Flipster app. This is best for reading on the go. The Flipster app is available for Android and iOS. You can checkout and read magazines within the app.

How do I delete a magazine from my device?
Go to your my shelf in the Flipster app. Click the trash can on each magazine to remove it.

Does Flipster cost anything?
Not for you. Anyone with a Lake Villa District Library card can read and download the magazines available through our Flipster collection.   

What if someone has already checked out a magazine I want?
It doesn’t matter! Flipster magazines are simultaneous multi-access, which is library slang that means everyone can read them at once. 

Can I check out more than 1 magazine at a time?
Please do. You can check out as many as you want.  

Can I check out back issues?
Yes.  Click a cover to see them.

Who can I contact for more assistance? | or call the library 847.356.7711 

Ready to read a digital magazine? Browse our Flipster magazine collection