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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.

How to Use OverDrive

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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.

  • Download Libby (OverDrive's app) on the App Store
  • Download Libby (OverDrive's app) on Google Play



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.


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How to Use Flipster

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: