Tor Delays Library eBook Lending

Tor Books has changed their policy for library eBook availability. Tor titles will now be delayed for library availability for 4 months from their release date, starting with July 2018 releases. The library community is dismayed and disappointed in Tor’s decision. Library eBook suppliers (OverDrive) are in ongoing and active dialogue with Tor to provide data and information to advocate a policy change.

You may contact Tor directly to provide your feedback here elending.feedback@macmillan.com 

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Big Library Read July 9-23 2018

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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Summer Reading 2018 – Cape & Islands School Reading Lists

Summer Reading for Schools

Summer Reading 2018

Now available!
Summer 2018 School Reading Lists
for the Cape Cod and Islands

Return to the CLAMS Library Catalog to search for books and authors on these lists.
Many Summer Reading titles are available as downloadable audiobooks or eBooks. Visit: CLAMS OverDrive Collection

*Please check with your school or teacher to ensure that audio format meets their guidelines.

NOTE: If the information is currently unavailable please check back later. The page is updated as school lists become available.

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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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CLAMS Will Be Offline 6/27/2018

UPDATE 11:30 AM – …and we’re back!

UPDATE 8:03 AM – We’re currently in testing mode.

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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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

SIGN UP TODAY!!Shoutbomb logo

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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