Library District adds popular magazines to its digital collection

November 24, 2014

Alachua County Library District (ACLD) has added a new and easier way to access more popular magazines online for adults and children, using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information Services. Time, Sports Illustrated (including Kids), People plus 12 other titles have been added to expand the Library District’s eMagazine collection now available for immediate access with an ACLD library card at These eMagazines can be downloaded to iPads and Android devices with the Flipster™ app for offline reading.

“We’re really excited to provide this new addition to our digital media collection for library users,” said ACLD eBranch Manager Otto Pleil. Reading popular and exclusive magazine titles online has never been easier and better. The library makes that possible for free to our library users using any device with an internet browser. With Flipster™, the reading experience is interactive with convenient online functions that print magazines can’t offer. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and select pages also contain links for additional information, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.”

Alachua County Library District also offers hardcopy versions of Consumer Reports, Cooking Light, Cricket (Kids), Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Jet, Money, People, Ranger Rick (Kids), Real Simple, Southern Living, Spider (Kids), Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Kids and Time. 

Find more information on how to access Flipster™ titles plus more than 70 other eMagazines titles provided by Zinio at To learn more about Flipster™, visit For additional information, contact Nickie Kortus at (352) 334-3909,


If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 



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