Downloads and Streaming

The following e-resources are available to you for free with a Topsfield Town Library card! Don’t have a card? Apply for a library card online!

Overdrive Digital Library allows you to download ebooks, audiobooks, popular magazines and even videos. Browse the catalog on your computer, or download the free app “Libby” to read on your phone, tablet, or Kindle. Need help downloading? Click here! 

Kanopy is a FREE streaming video site where you can browse over 30,000 movies to watch on your phone, computer, or TV! All you need is a library card to stream up to 10 titles per month. Watch in a browser or download the Kanopy app on your device to get started.


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.

Freegal allows you to download or stream music free just by using your library card. Download five songs per week, or stream 3 hours of music per week.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries (formerly Safari Books) provides access to thousands of books, videos, and curated “learning paths” on programming, consumer technology, and personal and professional development. O’Reilly content must be accessed using a web browser; there is no library app to download.

Magazines and Newspapers

Topsfield Library cardholders have digital access to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. We offer access to NYT Cooking, a subscription service of The New York Times that is a digital cookbook and guide.

The library offers online access to Boston Globe (text-only), Boston Herald, and Salem News (text-only).

Overdrive Magazines, available through the Overdrive Digital Library, includes hundreds of popular titles in flip-through format, which can be downloaded to the Overdrive or Libby app.  New additions include The Economist and The New Yorker.

Visit our Magazines and Newspapers page for more information on access afforded by the library (in digital and physical form).

Online Databases for Research

The Topsfield Town Library provides research to countless databases for research, including: Creativebug, which provides unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes; Global Road Warrior, an extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide; Peterson’s Career Prep (Gale) supports building resumes, job hunting, and discovering new careers; EBSCOhost which includes access to MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Health Source; Genealogical Databases Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) and HeritageQuest; and much, much more!


Visit our Online Research and Learning page for a complete list on all the resources available to Topsfield Library cardholders.

Looking for more?

If you can’t find what you’re looking for through our network, try the Boston Public Library.  Any MA resident may access their downloadable collections by signing up for a free BPL ecard

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