Frequently Asked Questions
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Find out more about Teen Read Week™. Get Away @ your library – escape into a great YA book – print or electronic – it’s all about reading.
YA titles added in September
YA titles Coming Soon: you may have to wait a little longer for these as the books are not yet published but you could be first in line!
Lots of new eBooks have been added to the Teen eReading Room. eBooks are free – all you need is a CLAMS library card.
Addional ebooks provided by the Commonwealth.
Still can’t find anything? Take a look at all YA titles in the CLAMS Catalog.
And remember to check out your local public library for teen events.
When you want to search beyond CLAMS – we now offer a new service. This replaces the old “virtual catalog”. The Commonwealth Catalog allows CLAMS patrons to find items not available at a CLAMS library. It searches through millions of titles at participating libraries across Massachusetts. Remember to search the CLAMS Catalog first! Commonwealth Catalog log in page. Commonwealth Catalog FAQs.
Additions include: books, movies, magazines, eBooks, eAudios, books on CDs, MP3s, playaways, and more.
We received over 3,000 responses to our online catalog survey. Needless to say, this was more than we anticipated. Due to the overwhelming response we need a little more time to analyze the results. We think this is a great “problem” to have and would like to thank every CLAMS library network user. We truly appreciate your feedback.
In the meantime, we have posted a preliminary results page.
The Survey 2015 Results Page highlights existing features in our system that users commented on in the survey.
You may already know that you can download eBooks and eAudio Books at no cost from the CLAMS Digital Downloads site with your CLAMS library card. There are other great resources too right here in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Libraries – eBooks for Everyone.
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This question features a lot on our current CLAMS survey. “What number am I on the wait list for [the latest popular] title?” Our software does not currently offer this feature. However, there are some facts that will help you to interpret the data that you can view. The ratio of requests to copies will give you a good idea of the length of the queue. And libraries frequently add extra copies of high demand titles. Check our FAQs for more information.
Did you know that the CLAMS library network has a mobile app? You can download the app for your phone or tablet directly from the app store by searching for “CLAMS library” or follow the link on our apps page: http://library.clamsnet.org/screens/clams_apps.html
From the CLAMS mobile app you can search the catalog, place requests on items, download eBooks and eAudiobooks, view your online account, find a library’s information and events, scan a book’s ISBN, and follow the CLAMS library network on Facebook and Twitter.
Download the app today.