Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Read Digital Magazines

My sister said to me one day, "If MCPL ever gets People magazine online I'm dropping my paper subscription." Guess what happened? MCPL got a subscription to Flipster and my sister saved money by dropping her People magazine subscription! Did you know you can read popular magazines online and for free (both current and back issues) on your computer, tablet, or mobile device? We have many different collections of e-magazines for kids, teens, and adults. Let me tell you about them!

Flipster Magazines
Flipster Magazines
Flipster and Zinio

Flipster has a wonderful selection of popular magazines online. This service has a great collection of magazines for all ages. Some exciting titles in the collection are:

  • Cooking Light
  • Ebony 
  • Entertainment Weekly 
  • Essence
  • Ladybug 
  • People 
  • People en Espa├▒ol 
  • Ranger Rick
  • Real Simple
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Sports Illustrated Kids
  • Southern Living
  • Time
  • and many more

Zinio also has a great collection of high interest titles. The magazines are more geared for teens and adults. Here's a look at some of their prominent magazines:

Zinio Magazines
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Country Living
  • Food Network Magazine
  • Forbes
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Macworld
  • National Geographic
  • Newsweek
  • The Oprah Magazines
  • PC World
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Reader's Digest
  • Rolling Stone
  • Seventeen
  • Smithsonian
  • and many more

That's not all! We've got other hidden magazine gems I wanted to make sure to tell you about.

Business and Consumer Information Magazines

Kids' Magazines

General Magazines

    General OneFile
  • General OneFile: Our largest periodical database.  Perfect for student research.
  • MasterFILE Premier:  Many articles.  Another leading database that's perfect for student research.
  • ¡Informe!: Articles from popular Hispanic magazines. Articulos de revistas hisp├ínicas populares.

Our e-magazine resources have something for everyone and it's easy to get started. Begin reading your favorite e-magazines today!



  1. Could MCPL library card number & password let you in flipster? I can't seem to log in. Did anyone worked out?

  2. I just tested it and I was able to login with my library card number (all 14 digits together-no spaces) and PIN. Here are some general tips about troubleshooting: You can also call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001 and they can troubleshoot the issue if it's your library card number that has expired or your PIN needs to be reset.

  3. Thank you for adding these subscriptions! I was just trying to access an article on sunblock from Consumer Reports and now I know where to find it!

    1. We're glad to know you've found what you're looking for. MCPL has proudly offered online access to Consumer Reports and many other magazines for many years now.