Get a Library Card
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! Download the MVLC Mobile app to store your library card digitally, manage checkouts, holds, and fees/fines at your fingertips, discover e-resources like e-magazines, and quickly search the catalog from your mobile device.
Borrow one of our museum passes to receive discounts while visiting local attractions like the New England Aquarium, Zoo New England, the Children’s Museum, 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, and streaming movies using online library services like OverDrive (via the Libby app), and Kanopy.
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 Topsfield Town Library Seed Library allows patrons to take heirloom, organic, non-GMO seeds, seeds for popular vegetables, wildflowers native to this area of Massachusetts, and plants that attract pollinators.
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.
Latest Reader’s Advisory Updates
- Check out some of the programs at the Topsfield Town Library in February 2024!
- THE MVLC MOBILE APP IS BACK!!! Download the app today to store your library card digitally, manage checkouts and holds, and quickly search the catalog from your mobile device!
- Decoding Decodables!
- Books with Bex: 2024 Reading Goals
- Introducing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at the Topsfield Town Library!
- 2023 Golden Goulds: TTL Staff Choose Their Favorites of the Year!
- 2023 Golden Goulds: The Most Borrowed Books and Authors from the Topsfield Town Library
- Highlights from our Author Talk with Lindsey Fera (December 6, 2023)
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
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!
Resources for book clubs (requesting titles, recommendations, and more) can be found here.
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.
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.
Browse bestselling fiction authors, books and series in order.
Lucky Day Titles
Have you checked out our Lucky Day titles? Located by the Circulation Desk, these copies are first-come, first-served, checked out for two weeks at a time, and are not renewable.
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 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.
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.
Suggest a Purchase
Do you have a suggestion for an addition to our collection? Let us know! We would love to hear from you.
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.
If you prefer to email staff directly:
For adult Book Bundles, send an email to Sean at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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!)