Answered By: Elizabeth Salmon
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018     Views: 132

Flipster provides access to magazines through the UC Merced Library. You can access Flipster via a web browser or the Flipster app. The Flipster app allows you to save issues and download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere.

Using Flipster Online

Log onto Flipster OR search for Flipster in the Library’s database list.

Technical Requirements:

  • Not on campus? Off-campus access requires VPN
  • Flipster works best with the latest or one previous version of your favorite web browser, with a recommended screen resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Flipster uses JavaScript and requires that cookies are enabled

Online Use:

  • Search for titles by keyword, or browse by category, latest issues, and all issues
  • In the Library? Check out an iPad mini at the 2nd floor Services Desk and look for the Flipster shortcut on the home screen

Using the Flipster App

Use the free Flipster App on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Kindle Fire.

Find and Configure App:

  • Visit the App Store (Mac) or Google Play Store on your mobile device.
  • Search for Flipster. Download.
  • Open app and tap Get Started
  • Allow Flipster to access your location, or manually search for “Merced”. Select UNIV OF CALIFORNIA-MERCED and tap Log In.
  • If prompted, enter your UCMnetID and password

App Use:

  • Search for titles by keyword, or browse by category, latest issues, and all issues
  • Once you download titles to your mobile device via the Flipster app, you can view those titles even when you don’t have an internet connection
  • Tap the Download icon to download an issue to your device
  • Downloaded magazines are added to the My Shelf area in the Flipster app

Happy reading! If you have any additional questions, visit the 2nd floor services desk or contact us at or 209-228-4444.

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