For 150 years, the Topsfield Town Library has sought to be the cultural and informational resource for the Topsfield community.
The Topsfield Town Library proudly serves the picturesque community of Topsfield, Massachusetts. In the words of library benefactor George L. Gould, the Topsfield Town Library “should not only be a repository of the printed word but also a cultural center promoting the aesthetic in the lives of Topsfield residents.” As Topsfield continuously evolves, so does its library. Beyond the printed word, the Topsfield Town Library offers countless free resources, including e-books other online resources, a growing Library of Things collection, exciting programming and events, an art collection, research assistance, personalized recommendations, and much, much more.
• Contact the library and our staff, and view our policies. Read about our accessibility options.
• Read about our library’s history and where we’re going in our strategic plan.
• Tour our library’s art collection, and read about our Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Program.
• Learn about the Friends of the Topsfield Town Library and opportunities to get involved.
• Learn about the Library Board of Trustees and read meeting minutes.
• Visit our Library Value Calculator and calculate how much money using the library saves you!
From Southern Massachusetts
Travel to Route 128/95 North. Route 95 North splits from 128 in the Lynnfield area. Take 95 North to the exit for Topsfield/Route 1 North. Travel on Route 1 North for approximately 2 miles, with the Topsfield Fairgrounds on right. Come to a stoplight after fairgrounds at the intersection of Route 97 and Route 1. Take a left onto Route 97 North. Travel to first stop sign and take a left and an immediate left after small green. Parking is in the front of the library and along Main Street after the Proctor School.
From Northern Massachusetts
Travel to Route 1 South. Take a right turn at High Street/Route 97. The Library is on the left .5 miles down road.
Parking at the Library
Parking for the Library is available on South Common Street and along Main Street.
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
The Topsfield Town Library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), a member-driven and member-governed library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. The libraries share a catalog and online resources. Topsfield residents can request items from any library in the consortium for pickup right here in Topsfield!
More Than Just Books!
The Topsfield Town Library offers access to e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming video, and more for free, with your library card! The library has online and physical subscriptions to many newspapers and periodicals. Topsfield Library card holders have online access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal! Today, we continue to push the boundaries on the definition of “library” in fulfilling our mission to the cultural and informational resource for the community. Our Library of Things collection expands the library’s collection beyond traditional books and movies, offering for checkout diverse items like lawn games, a projector and inflatable projector screen to watch movies outdoors, instruments, podcasting equipment, a seed library, and much more.
Research Assistance and Readers’ Advisory
Stop by or contact us for assistance with your research, finding something to read, using library resources, home delivery…anything at all! We are here to help! Library staff are also available to meet one-on-one for basic or in-depth help with e-readers, e-mail, or other technology issues.
We are happy to offer personalized recommendations in-person, over the phone, by email, or using our web form! Simply answer a couple of questions on our online form, and a librarian on staff will pick out 3-5 titles just for you.
Topsfield Town Library
by the Numbers
Size of library’s collection
Including e-books, periodicals, etc. in 2023
Amount of Checkouts
Including e-books, etc. in 2023
Number of live programs
in FY2019, the last year pre-pandemic.