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About Flipster

Flipster LogoPCC faculty, students, and staff can access select digital magazines using Flipster. Flipster is a next-generation digital newsstand that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines. Magazines can be downloaded to mobile devices for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

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We have purchased access to the following magazines: Consumer Reports, National Geographic, Entrepreneur, and Popular Mechanics




Flipster Apps

iOS App

To download the free Flipster app, search the iTunes app store for Flipster - Digital Magazines. The Flipster App requires iOS 10.0+.

Android App

To download the free Flipster app, search the Google Play store for Flipster - Digital Magazines.


Q. Are back issues available?
A. Yes!

To access back issues in your desktop or mobile web browser:

  • Open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item in the right column to see all available issues.

To access back issues in the mobile app:

  • Tap the cover image associated with the magazine you are interested in. Scroll down to browse all available back issues. 

Q: Is there a mobile app I can use with Flipster?
A: Yes!

To download the iOS or Android apps, search for Flipster - Digital Magazines in the iTunes or Google Play stores.

Q. Do I need a mobile app to view magazines on my mobile device?
A. No.

Using your mobile browser, you can access Flipster and read magazines from your mobile device (internet and/or data required). You will be prompted to enter your myPittCC username and password to access the Flipster link from off campus.

Q. Can I search within a magazine?
A. Yes!

From a desktop web browser, open a magazine. Once the magazine is open, click the Search icon in the top right corner. You can then choose to search the current issue or all issues of that magazine.

Q. Can I print from a magazine?
A. Sometimes.

Printing is available when reading a magazine if the publisher of the magazine has allowed it. The print icon is located in the top right corner of the screen when a magazine is open. Print options are determined by the publisher. You may be able to print a single page, a range of pages, or none at all. If a publisher (ex. National Geographic) does not allow printing, the printer icon will be grayed out.

Q. Can we order more magazines?
A. Maybe.

Each magazine has its own subscription and since this is a new service, we have chosen to start small and see how people like this format. If you have questions about what other magazines are available for purchase, please contact Leigh Russell, PCC Library Director (