Online Resources

Topsham Public Library has a rich array of online resources which are available to all our patrons. Many of them you can access in your own home or wherever there is an internet connection–all you need is your library card! If you ever need any help with our online resources, do not hesitate to talk to a member of staff or come along to our Tech Support Drop-In on Wednesdays from 1-3pm.

Website Guide

Download Library

On March 1, 2017, the Maine State Library download system switched from Overdrive to the cloudLibrary.

Why?

  • Ease of use
  • Less expensive
  • School libraries also participate

At the present time you are able to view and download content onto the following recognized devices:

iOS App
iPad®
iPhone®
iPod touch®

Android App
Android™ Phones & Devices

NOOK App
NOOK™ Tablets

Kindle Fire App *
Kindle Fire – 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HDX

PC/Mac App
Windows™ / Mac OS X
NOOK™ eReader
Kobo™ eReader

At the moment, the cloudLibrary system does not support Kindle e-ink readers, which include the Kindle Paperwhite, Oasis, and Voyage, iPods and other basic mp3 players.

You can download the app, called cloudLibrary, in the Playstore for Android devices, the App Store for Apple/ iOS devices, and the Windows Store for Windows devices. *For Kindle Fire devices go to http://yourcloudlibrary.com and click on the “available on Kindle Fire” link on the right side of the page.  If downloaded books are in huge print, tap your screen for size options.

For more information visit: www.maineinfonet.org/downloadlibrary

Click on the image below to go to our download library.

Marvel! Maine’s Virtual Library

Your library card also gives you access to Marvel! Maine’s Virtual Library. Marvel! MARVEL! provides every resident of Maine with access to a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books. Click the logo to start:

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Mango Languages

Click on the logo to start!

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Business Resources

Own a business or thinking of starting one? Check out our Business Resources page!

Library Blog and Special Pages

Topsham Tales and the TPL Garden blog have now moved over to this site! Visit topshamlibrary.org/blog  and choose the category of blog post you would like to read!

Joy of the Pen Literary Journal – Read the winners’ work from our annual writing competition and find out more about entering.

Rare Reads – The online home of our unusual (mainly) fiction book group that can be joined in person or online.

Mysteries Abound – The source for information that every mystery reader will appreciate.

Maine State Library Resources

The Maine State Library has a wealth of resources you can access. Here are some highlights:

Maine State Library’s Services for the Public

The Digital Learning Center features Learning Express (which has over 800 academic and vocational tutorials and courses) and learning resources on digital literacy, careers, health, business, law and government.

Maine State Library’s Resources for Seniors

You can apply for a MSL Online Library Card to access resources such as ReferenceUSA.

Glassdoor Career Resources

Looking for a job? Try Glassdoor for career information and job listings.

Maine: An Encyclopedia

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Merck Manuals Online

Need medical information?

Professional version: www.merckmanuals.com/professional

Consumer version: www.merckmanuals.com/home

Genealogy Resources

In  addition to our in-library materials, we also have a number of online genealogy resources. Ancestry for Public Libraries can be accessed through Marvel! while in the library but other resources can be accessed anywhere (sometimes you need your library card). For genealogy help, come to our drop-in!

Wheeler and Wheeler – Online version of The History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell courtesy of Curtis Memorial Library.

The following resources were provided by our genealogy volunteer, Karen Richard.

Karen’s genealogy tips

Free resources available on Ancestry Jan 2017 update

The following resources were provided by local historian, Richard Snow:

1st Parish Church Topsham Cemetery Life Stories Updated

Eaton Cemetery Life Stories

Riverview Cemetery Life Stories in Order

Riverside Cemetery Topsham General Map_001 Riverview Cemetery completed Map