Flipster - All you need is your library card.


On February 1, we will move to a new digital magazine platform, Flipster. This move comes after our current provider, RB Digital, was sold. Access to the RB Digital website and apps will be discontinued after February 1.

Flipster provides access to many of the magazines in our current digital magazine collection. Though some titles may be unavailable at launch, we are continually evaluating the collection to best serve the Kingston and Frontenac communities.

Accessing Flipster

Anyone with a KFPL membership can access Flipster, either on the web or through the iOS or Android app.

Download one of the handouts below for instructions on how to access Flipster:

Once your online or in the app, just use your Library Card Number (Patron ID) to login and start reading. 


Finding and Reading Magazines

Once you've signed into Flipster, you'll be able to browse through the collection and search for a specific titles. Download the Getting Started with Flipster guide and Flipster Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about how to access magazines and use the Flipster viewer.  

Back Issues

Back issues for each of the magazines in the collection are available. The method for accessing these issues will depend on the device you are using to access Flipster.

Desktop or Mobile Web Browser

To access back issues in your desktop or mobile web browser, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item in the right column to see all available issues.

Mobile or Tablet App

To access back issues in the mobile app, tap on the info icon associated with the magazine you are interested in. From the Details Screen, you can browse all available back issues. (Available now in iOS, coming soon in Android).