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CLAMS Will Be Offline 6/27/2018

CLAMS services, including our online catalogs, digital downloads (OverDrive & Commonwealth eBook Collections), and the Commonwealth Catalog, will be unavailable to CLAMS library users on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 due to system maintenance.

Please bring your CLAMS library card with you to the library to checkout materials. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Check back here or follow us on social media for updates.

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Commonwealth eBook Collections is Evolving

Commonwealth eBook Collections is evolving! 

Following a procurement process in 2017, Commonwealth eBook Collections has selected OverDrive as its new eBook platform. OverDrive replaces Axis 360.  90% of the Axis 360 content will move to the new OverDrive service.  Biblioboard, and eBook Central will no longer be offered. Continue reading

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2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners!
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CLAMS System Maintenance 4/8/2018

UPDATE: The system upgrade is complete. All online catalogs are back online.

CLAMS services, including our online catalogs, digital downloads (OverDrive & Commonwealth eBook Collections), and the Commonwealth Catalog, will be unavailable to CLAMS library users between 8 AM and Noon on Sunday, April 8, 2018 due to system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Big Library Read April 2 – 16, 2018

Big Library Read

The CLAMS Library Network will once again participate in, Big Library Read, world’s largest digital book club

Join #BigLibraryRead, the largest global eBook club! 📖
All you need is a library card 📚

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New Text Messaging Service

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CLAMS has launched our new text messaging service powered by Shoutbomb.

With the Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service, you can use your mobile phone to:

  • Receive text notices about: your holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues, and fines.
  • Send a text to renew an item.
  • Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.

All you need is a text messaging capable phone and a subscription to a text messaging plan with your wireless carrier. You do not need a smartphone.

Sign up today! http://info.clamsnet.org/text-messaging-sign-up/

 

NOTE: There is no charge from the library for this service; however, you may see a charge for incoming text messages at the standard rate applied by your cell phone carrier, depending on your plan or package.

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2017 A Year In Review

Thanks to all of our patrons for making 2017 a great year for CLAMS.
Here’s to an even better 2018!

2017 A Year in Review (Circulation Statistics for calendar year 2017). 15,326 new borrowers. 2.94 million total checkouts. Total number of material added to the network's collection in 2017: 33,511 new titles and 146,329 new items.  2,938,632 checkouts and renewals. 525,123 holds fulfilled. Most popular material type last year was a book. Total eContent (note: OverDrive stats only) checkouts last year was 314,939. 226,538 eBook checkouts and 88,533 eAudio or eVideo checkouts. Total number of records in CLAMS: 596,164 titles, 260,979 patrons, and 1,685,839 items. Sources: Sierra and OverDrive Marketplace accessed January 8, 2018.

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Films Selected for the 2017 National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. “Spanning the period 1905 to 2000, the films named to this year’s registry include Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts and independent and home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725, which is a small fraction of the Library’s vast moving-image collection of 1.3 million items.” — LOC Blog

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Congratulations To Our Star Libraries


Library Journal's America's Star Libraries
Congratulations to our star libraries!

Library Journal (LJ) has just announced this year’s star libraries. We are so happy to see that 10 of the 12 star libraries in Massachusetts are members of the CLAMS Library Network! Continue reading

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Digital Media Checkout Challenge 2017

Digital Dash Checkout Challenge 2017

Digital Dash – Checkout Challenge

The CLAMS Library Network is on a mission: Get more people to try digital reading!

While we have offered eBooks and eAudiobooks to the community through our partnership with OverDrive for 8 years, we know that many people are still surprised to learn their library card gives them access to thousands of FREE digital titles.

Throughout the rest of this year, the CLAMS Library Network is participating in OverDrive’s “Digital Dash” checkout challenge.

Our 2017 total checkout goal for OverDrive is: 325,572
Right now, we’re 79% to that goal.

12/19/2017 UPDATE
We’re currently at 301,924 checkouts and 92.7% to that goal!

87 Percent to Goal

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