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Flipster Getting Started

Flipster can be used from a web browser by visiting http://www.colgate.edu/flipster or download the Flipster app from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store. A majority of our devices are iOS so we have included step by step instructions, but you can always stop by the service desk or contact us at 315-228-7111 or itshelp@colgate.edu for help.

  1. Install Flipster - Digital Magazines from your app store. From your iOS device use https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipster-digital-magazines/id797106282?mt=8

    Flipster iOS Step 1


  2. Once the Flipster app is installed, open it. The first time you use it tap Get Started.

    Flipster iOS Step 2


  3. Search for the Colgate University library of publications and tap Log In

    Flipster iOS Step 3


  4. Use your Colgate credentials (same as the portal) to log in to Flipster.

    Flipster iOS Step 4

  5. At the bottom of the Flipster app you will see three options:
    1. Explore - View all the subscriptions available to Colgate community members. Start here.
    2. My Shelf - View the publications you have downloaded that haven’t expired.
    3. Read - View the publication that’s currently open to read through it.


  6. Once you find what you want to read tap the download button.

    Flipster iOS Step 6

  7. Once your download starts the magazine will show up in your shelf. You can use the trash can icon to delete an item from your shelf, and view how much of the item has been downloaded. Keep in mind, downloads happen much faster when you’re connected to WiFi.

    Flipster iOS Step 7

  8. Once your magazine is downloaded it is ready to read. Swipe to flip through or tap a yellow highighted area to jump to a section of the magazine.

    Flipster iOS Step 8


  9. The highlighted sections are active links in the magazine.

    Flipster iOS Step 9