Category Archives: CLAMS Member Libraries

CLAMS Libraries offer a variety of services including: WiFi internet access, public use computers, inter-library loan, reference services, delivery service among member libraries, easy drop off, books (regular, Large Print and paperback), magazines, audiobooks (downloadable, CDs, Playaways, Cassettes), DVDs & Videocassettes, toys, games, programs for Adults, Teens and Children, community meeting rooms, etc. CLAMS Libraries cater to the informational, recreational and educational needs of their communities. In addition many CLAMS libraries hold special treasures and unique collections.

This is a brief summary of special Collections and archives at libraries on Cape Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. To see all reference databases CLAMS libraries subscribe to locally or statewide click here.

All CLAMS libraries offer free wireless Internet access.

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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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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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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CLAMS Online Services Unavailable This Sunday

UPDATE: We’re back online. All upgrades have been completed.

🚨ALERT! All CLAMS online catalogs will be offline the evening of Sunday, September 24th, 2017, for planned software upgrades.
Access to any service that requires your CLAMS login will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.🚨

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CLAMS Online Services Unavailable Sunday

🚨ALERT! All CLAMS online catalogs will be offline the morning of Sunday, September 10th, 2017, for planned server upgrades.
Access to any service that requires your CLAMS login will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.🚨

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Your Voice Your Library – SURVEY

Your Voice Your Library Surgey

THE SURVEY HAS ENDED. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING!

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), your state agency, is conducting a study to help us understand who uses which library and why. The goal is to level the playing field for all sizes of libraries in the Commonwealth.

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What’s Your Four?

MBLC What's Your Four Summer Reading


The CLAMS Library Network asks, “What’s Your Four?”

Children who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books. Because of this, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and CLAMS libraries are challenging residents to choose four books to read over the summer months, and to share their selections on social media through a campaign called “What’s Your Four?”

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Big Library Read June 12th – June 26th, 2017

Big Library ReadThe CLAMS Library Network is Participating in World’s Largest Global eBook Club

 

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

The Other Einstein

by Marie Benedict

June 12th – 26th, 2017

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. This is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

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