Tag Archives: E-Books

Magazines online

The following magazines are now available through Libby or on your Overdrive app:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Car and Driver
  • The Economist
  • Food Network
  • Good Housekeeping
  • HGTV
  • Men’s Health
  • O The Oprah Magazine
  • Wired
  • Women’s Health

Look for Libby in your computer or mobile device’s app store to access these magazines with your VHPL card!

Now Available – Flipster eMagazines



Now available through Van Horn Public Library – digital magazines using Flipster – a digital magazine service that allows you to browse the latest issues of a variety of popular magazines including House Beautiful, Popular Science, Redbook and more!

You can access Flipster directly at:

All you need is your library card number to log in. Magazines can also be downloaded to iOS or Android devices using the Flipster app (search for “Flipster” in your app store).

Have questions or need help getting started with Flipster? Stop by the library, call us at 356-8558 or e-mail us at pipl@selco.info.

Publisher Withdraws E-books from OverDrive

On Monday, OverDrive (the company supplies that Van Horn Public Library and most other libraries with free e-books for checkout and download) announced that a major publisher, Penguin Group, has withdrawn permission to loan their new titles through libraries. Titles affected by this decision are all new titles for all platforms (Nook, Kindle, iPad, Sony, etc). Penguin titles that have already been made available for download through OverDrive will continue to be accessible.

For more information about Penguin Group’s announcement and what it means, we encourage you to visit SELCO’s (our regional library system) website at http://www.selco.info. On the front page, you will find many blog entries explaining Penguin’s decision and its implications.

If you have questions about OverDrive, e-readers, or e-books in general, feel free to contact us via phone (356-8558) or e-mail (pipl@selco.info).

Kindle E-Books Now Available for Download through OverDrive

Kindle users, the day you have been waiting for has arrived! As of today, Kindle e-books are now available for download for free through Overdrive. To browse and download these e-books, go to http://selco.lib.overdrive.com. Click on the Kindle icon on the left side of the screen to browse titles available as Kindle e-books.

If you have any questions about e-books, e-readers or Overdrive, please contact us at pipl@selco.info or 356-8558.