TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library is pleased to announce it is expanding their digital magazine collection by adding titles to OverDrive and introducing a new platform through EBSCO, Flipster. Combined with existing platform RBdigital, there will now be a total of 140 titles across the three platforms.
All Ocean County Library cardholders in good standing will have access to Flipster, OverDrive, and RBdigital.
Each of the three platforms contains its own unique selection of magazines.
The initial collection on Flipster will consist of 49 titles. Flipster users may download as many titles as they want, and re-download as often as they would like. Weekly magazines check out for two days; monthly issues for one week. Customers can log in to Flipster using their library card number.
The initial collection on OverDrive will consist of 50 titles. Magazine checkouts will not count towards a customer’s five checkout limit. Magazines check out for 14 days and renewals are available. Back issues (from the date of the Ocean County Library’s subscription) will be available. Customers log in to OverDrive using their library card number.
RBdigital now has 41 active subscriptions. Current issues of Macworld and TVyNovelas can now be found on OverDrive. Current issues of National Geographic Kids, Vogue, and Wired can now be found on Flipster. Customers can check out an unlimited number of RBdigital titles for as long as they like. Customers can use RBdigital once they have created an account.
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