Magazines and Newspapers

Online Access

  • Tri-Town Transcript – full-text online access (6/2/2006-5/31/2019) via Newsbank.  Search Tri-Town Transcript
    News, photographs, police logs, sports coverage and features about people in the towns of Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield.  Coverage continues from 6/2/2019 – present with the Chronicle and Transcript.

    A separate Digital Archive is available covering the years 1962-2005.


  • Salem News – full-text online access (2008-present) via Newsbank.
  • RBdigital Magazines – 62 popular magazines in an easy-to-read format.  Download to the RBdigital app or read online.  Sign up to be notified when the latest issue is out.
  • Overdrive Magazines – 50 popular titles, which can be downloaded to the Overdrive or Libby app.
  • America’s News Magazines  (Newsbank) – 48 titles available as full text (not in flip-through format). rb digital
  • Gale Databases include The Boston Globe (1980-current), The New York Times (1985-current), and other regional, national and international newspapers.  Hundreds of other scholarly and popular journals can be searched and browsed within the Gale collections.
  • Ebsco Databases provide similar access to thousands of magazines and journals.

On the Shelves at the Library


  • Come in to browse our collection, or view the latest issues in the online catalog
    Periodicals Room
    Periodicals Room
  • Current issues may not be borrowed from the Topsfield Library, but may be available to request from another MVLC library. 

Newspaper Collection:

  • Barron’s (held for 6 months)
  • Boston Business Journal
  • Boston Globe (held for 3 months)
    Full-text online access (1980-present) also available via a state-wide subscription.
  • Boston Herald (no longer received in print; call the library for online access)
  • Jewish Journal
  • New York Times (held for 3 months)
    Full-text online access (1985-present) also available via a state-wide subscription.
  • Salem News (held for 3 months)
  • Tri-Town Transcript / Chronicle and Transcript (loose papers from 2000-present are held)
  • Wall Street Journal (held for 3 months)

View our listing of historical newspapers covering Topsfield and surrounding areas.

Looking for more?BPL Ecard

The Boston Public Library has an even more extensive collection of online access to magazines/journals, as well as newspapers.  Most are available to anyone with a BPL ecard.