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Get a Library Card

Residents of Topsfield can apply for a library card at the Topsfield Town Library in-person or using our online library card application! View our Welcome to the Library brochure here.

Your library card is good at the 36 member libraries of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. You can order items from any library in the consortium, for pickup right here in Topsfield! Simply search our catalog to begin! Our MVLC Mobile app allows you to check your account, place holds, access your library card, and more!

We are more than just books! The Topsfield Town Library has a wide selection of DVDs, audiobooks, and Playaways. Access e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming music and streaming movies using online library services like OverDrive (via the Libby app), Kanopy, and Freegal

Our Library of Things collection allows patrons to borrow items like puzzles, board games, lawn games, instruments, a metal detector, mobile hotspots, and much more!

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!

 

Find your next great read!

Let us help you find your next great read! Our Resources for Readers page highlights recommendations, staff picks, tools at your disposal, and tips to find you a perfect read. Did you know we have a personalized reading recommendations form? Answer a couple of questions, and a librarian on staff will pick out 3-5 titles for you. Scroll down or click the link to learn more!

Have a suggestion to add to our collection? Fill out our Suggest a Purchase form.

In a hurry? Consider using the library’s Rapid Pickup service. Simply call ahead, and your requests will be waiting for you at the front of the library. No fuss, just grab and go! The Topsfield Town Library and the Topsfield Council on Aging work together to offer free home delivery for those in need.

New Materials Now Available at the Topsfield Town Library

Wowbrary lists all of the Topsfield Town Library’s most recent acquisitions. Looking for something fresh and shiny? Check out what we got in this week! Sign up for weekly emails via Wowbrary with our newest library resources.

Booklists and Book Reviews

Additional Reading Resources

Author Alerts
Sign up for Author Alerts to be notified by text or email when a new book by your favorite author is added to our catalog. You can then be placed on the waiting list and be one of the first to get it when the book is released!

Booklist
Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages.

Comics Plus
Comics Plus allows for unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of library-friendly publishers — without worrying about holds, wait lists, or monthly limits.

Commonwealth Catalog
Use the Commonwealth Catalog to extend your search statewide. Make a request and your item will be delivered to Topsfield for pickup. You will be notified via email when your item is ready.

 

Hot Title Shelf
Have you checked out our Hot Titles shelf? Located in the library’s lobby, this shelf contains non-requestable and non-renewable copies of the most popular titles currently available. Check our shelves to see if they are available!

KDL What’s Next
KDL What’s Next lists series in the order they’re meant to be read. Search by author, book title, series title, and more.

LGBTQ+ Search Filter
When visiting our catalog, look for the drop down menu on the left side (it defaults as “Everything”) and find “LGBTQ+.” Your search will only search for items with LGBTQ+ subject headings as an included subject at our library.

Literature Research Center
The Literature Research Center offers biographical information, literary criticism, reviews, and more on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines. If you’re doing research on an author or book, check it out!

Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus lets you browse by style, mood, genre, and more. Find “read-a-likes,” or books similar to ones you already enjoy. You can also pick a genre and find the latest releases or classics you have yet to read.

Personalized Reading Recommendations
Did you know we have a personalized reading recommendations form? Answer a couple of questions, and a librarian on staff will pick out 3-5 titles for you.

Rapid Pickup
In a hurry? Don’t want to come inside? Simply call or email ahead, and your requested library items will be waiting for you at the front of the library in a bag.

Stop, You’re Killing Me!
Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books to find their next read.

Suggest a Purchase
Do you have a suggestion for an addition to our collection? Let us know! We would love to hear from you.

WorldCat
WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Wowbrary
Wowbrary lists all of our library’s most recent acquisitions. Sign up for weekly emails via Wowbrary with our newest resources.

Personalized Recommendations & Bundles

Need help finding your next great read? We have several different ways to help! Try the Topsfield Town Library’s Personalized Recommendations form! A librarian will find 3-5 perfect titles for you and place them on reserve for you; you will receive a notification when the titles are ready for pickup in the library! Of course, you can always come in to the library and chat with staff, reach out to us via phone or email for recommendations, or visit our Readers’ Advisory blog updates.

    Any field marked with an asterisk (*) is required for submission.

    Library Card Number*:
    Your Topsfield Town Library card is a 14 digit number. Please let us know if you have trouble finding it!

    Book or movie/television recommendation?*

    What type of movie are you looking for?*
    Select all that apply.

    Additional Information:
    Please provide us any additional information here that’ll help us find a great movie or TV show for you. Let us know your likes or dislikes. Give us as much detail as you can!

    Age Range:*

    Are you looking for fiction or non-fiction?*

    What genres do you like?*
    Please choose any many genres as you want!

    Read anything you like recently?
    Are you looking for books like one you’ve read recently? Let us know the title(s) and author(s) you like here.

    What don’t you like?
    What are your reading dealbreakers? No gore? No swearing? Dislike certain authora or books? Let us know!

    Preferred Format?*
    Please check which format(s) you’d like or accept. Check all that apply.

    What subject(s) are you interested in reading?*
    Check all that apply!

    Additional Information:
    Please provide us any additional information here. Looking for vegan cookbooks? Local history? Travel to the Caribbean?

    Preferred Format?*
    Please check which format(s) you’d like or accept. Check all that apply.

    What genres do you like?*
    Please choose any many genres as you want!

    Additional Information:
    Please provide us any additional information here that’ll help us find your read. Let us know what books/series you like or dislike. Want a strong female character as a protagonist? Prefer science fiction? Give us as much detail as you can!

    Preferred Format?*
    Please check which format(s) you’d like or accept. Check all that apply.

    Preferred Format?*
    Please check which format(s) you’d like or accept. Check all that apply.

    Interests:*
    What is your child interested in? Trucks? Dinosaurs? Royalty? Travel to other countries? Science? Let us know!

    Age of child:*

    If you prefer to email staff directly:

    For adult Book Bundles, send an email to Sean at ssmith@topsfieldlibrary.org with your name, what you like to read (genres, authors, topics, etc.), and whether you want a special format, such as large print, audio CD, or Playaway.

    For children’s or teen Book Bundles, send an email to Lindsey at lrecka@topsfieldlibrary.org with your child’s age, any interests they have, and any notes or comments (Do they like graphic novels? Are you looking for things to read together? Let us know anything you think we should know!)

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