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. 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!
Need 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.
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:
1. Two helpful shortcuts:
2. e-Magazine do not count toward OverDrive checkout limits.
3. e-Magazines can be downloaded to Libby for offline use.
4. There is a “rolling” set of 3 years worth of back issues wherever available, based on the date of publication.
5. 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.
If you have never borrowed from Flipster before here is a video tutorial to help you get started.
Here are some quick shortcuts to Flipster's magazine collections:
Magazines can be tricky things: you buy one based on the cover story, and find that its not what you expected, or pass one by only to learn later that it was packed with articles of interest to you. Whatever the case, Indy PL has you covered with not one but two free magazine services, Libby and Flipster, that are an excellent selection of magazines for all ages and all areas of interest!
If you don't look at any other emagazines, get this one. No more hitting the grocery store checkout and spending $5 every 2 weeks meaning a savings of $130 per year.
This magazine focuses on the British royal family, celebrities and home fashions.
What I expected I don't know, maybe a magazine featuring a good old boy in his turnip patch blowing crows out of the sky? Well, that isn't what Garden & Gun is all about. This is a high end hoo ha magazine of modern Southern living and culture. The magazine also features a shop, and if there' any doubt about who their intended audience is, I saw a cake plate (your choice of color)for $225, pajama set for $125 and a hand forged chef's knife for $400.