Only a few days left to take the CLAMS Online Library Catalog Survey

Patron OPAC SurveyThe Survey closes on Friday July 31st.  Take it today as time is running out.

Are you a CLAMS online library catalog user? Do you have 5-10 minutes to answer a brief survey? If so, we want to hear from you.

In an effort to better serve the needs of our library users, the CLAMS network is surveying you about your catalog use and your thoughts regarding the catalog.

We welcome your suggestions on enhancements and other features or functions you would like to see in our online catalog.

The survey is open to all CLAMS online library catalog users until July 31st, 2015.

The results of this survey will be available online by the end of summer.

If you have any questions about this survey please contact your local library.



eBook resources

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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New Additions for June 2015

New additions to catalog
The CLAMS library network has added over 10,000 items to our catalog last month.

Additions include: books, movies, magazines, eBooks, eAudios, books on CDs, MP3s, playaways, and more.

Request new titles from the following lists:
       Fiction                           Non-Fiction
       Large Print Fiction      Large Print Non-Fiction
       DVDs                              Children’s DVDs
       Audiobooks                   Music CDs
       Children’s Books          Young Adult Books 


Miss the Virtual Catalog? The new Commonwealth Catalog is here!

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.


Where am I on the request list?

questionThis 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.



Download the CLAMS Library Network App

CLAMS Mobile App linkDid 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:

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.


Future Releases for Fiction Titles

Here’s the new future releases list for fiction titles. This list is updated weekly.

Add yourself to the list now and get the title sooner when it’s released.

View all of the future releases, new, and popular titles in CLAMS online library catalog.


What’s OverDrive Listen?

OverDrive ListenNever wait for audiobooks to download again. Enjoy them right in your browser with OverDrive Listen. Continue reading


How To Spotlight: Load Up with eBooks & eAudios

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Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, and Videos are available to all CLAMS library network card holders. Continue reading