Current In-Person Services

18/11/2020

OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Getting Started with Flipster

Accessing OPL's Flipster e-magazines

On your computer or mobile device, click or tap on the Flipster link from OPL's website.  If accessing it from outside the library, you will be asked for your library card number and pin.  Next, search or browse for the magazine you wish to read.  The magazine will open in your browser. 

Offline Access is available for mobile devices only

Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire are available.  To download the magazine for offline reading you must:

  • Open your browser and tap on the Flipster link from OPL's website
  • Choose the magazine you wish to read and open it
  • Tap on the menu icon in the upper left corner and choose Open in App
  • The app should automatically open and the magazine should start downloading

Please note that some magazines have due dates when reading offline.  If it expires, simply repeat the above instructions if you wish to download the same edition again.

Are back issues available?

Yes.  To access them, open the most recent magazine and you will find an All Issues button.  If accessing on a mobile device, this option will be in the menu in the top left corner.

Can I search within a magazine?

Yes, both the desktop and mobile versions of Flipster support keyword searching within a magazine. The app does not have a search option.

What happens when a magazine expires?

You will need to delete the magazine from the app.  Simply tap on the Trash Can icon located on the cover of each magazine to delete.

Are there any limitations on access?

Some magazines have a limit on how many customers can access it at one time.  If this limit is reached, you will need to check back later.

More information

http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?topic=999&id=7364&page=1

 

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