You can read and download full issues of popular magazines with your IndyPL library card. We offer two different platforms for borrowing e-Magazines, OverDrive and Flipster. Information to get started on each platform is below.

Need more help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.

E-magazines are easy to read in each platform's website or app. In the website or app you can just click on a magazine cover to get started. Here is what magazine choices typically look like:

e-Magazine Service Screenshot

If you click on one of the magazine covers, the next screen typically looks like this. If you want to see back issues just click on "All Issues." Easy!

The New Yorker e-Magazine Screenshot


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If you have never borrowed from OverDrive before both app directions and browser directions are available as well as a video tutorial and Overdrive Support.

Tips for reading OverDrive e-magazines:

Two helpful shortcuts: OverDrive's e-Magazine Collection and OverDrive's e-Magazines for Kids Collection

e-Magazine do not count toward OverDrive checkout limits.

e-Magazines can be downloaded to Libby for offline use.

There is a lending period for magazines. Users can choose between the 7, 14, or 21 days options.

All magazines can be renewed within 3 days of the end of the lending period. If the loan ends, the magazine can just be borrowed again immediately.

There is a “rolling” set of 3 years worth of back issues wherever available, based on the date of publication.

The most recent issue of every magazine will appear in search results, with links to previous issues from the magazine’s title details page.

You can use a "Notify Me" tag in Libby to get notifications when new issues of a magazine are available at your library. Learn how here.

In Libby, you can find magazines by choosing Explore and then any one of the following: What’s New, What’s Popular, or What’s Available.


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If you have never borrowed from Flipster before video help you get started.

Here are some quick shortcuts to Flipster's magazine collections: