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State Funding for Library Resource Sharing down 30%

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has published an infographic to show how “State Funding Cuts Are Putting Library Resource Sharing At Risk.”

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CLAMS libraries are Stars

Star Libraries_ljx151101webStarLibsSquareSlugLibrary Journal’s 2015 Index of Star Libraries has  been released. Massachusetts ranks 4th in the country and 11 of the 15 Star Libraries in the State are CLAMS member libraries!  While we know all of our libraries are stars these are the CLAMS Libraries that  received various star ratings, ranging from 3 to 5 stars:  Cotuit, Dennis Memorial, Dennis Public, Eldredge (Chatham), Osterville, Provincetown, Snow (Orleans), Sturgis (Barnstable Village), Truro, Wellfleet and West Tisbury.   Congratulations to all!  Read the full article at http://bit.ly/1PjqW7O

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VIRTCAT vs COMCAT

ComCat_Web_SmallI miss the Virtual Catalog! How come I can’t use the Virtual Catalog anymore?
The Commonwealth Catalog has replaced the Virtual Catalog and can be used to search for and request materials that you can not find or are unavailable in CLAMS.

 

I can’t find the item I am looking for in CLAMS, how can I see if other Massachusetts library networks have the item?
The Commonwealth Catalog can be used to search for and request items that you can not find or are unavailable in CLAMS.

 

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Libraries and eBooks

This recent article from boston.com discusses eBooks and Libraries.
Why It’s Difficult for Your Library to lend Ebooks.

 

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Library cards — Apply online!

Did you know you may now apply for a CLAMS library card online?
More information

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