Frequently Asked Questions
Once I'm in the online catalog, how do I return to the CLAMS homepage?To return to the home page at any point click on the CLAMS Home Page…
When you search the CLAMS Catalog you will be invited to try our new Encore Search.
What is Encore?
Based on feedback from our users, CLAMS has added an intuitive, yet powerful search option that includes features common to search engines such as Google, commercial web sites, and social networking sites. It is a new way to search for books, DVDs, digital titles, etc. in the CLAMS libraries. Encore is particularly powerful when you begin with a broad search and want to narrow it down.
Encore integrates the patron’s OverDrive eBook checkouts and holds into “My Account” and allows access to articles from Gale General OneFile, an online reference resource provided through the state.
For more details please visit out Help Page.
Browse hundreds of recent additions, eBooks and monthly theme titles in the CLAMS new look “Featured Titles” section. Click on the images below and link directly into the Catalog.
May is barbecue month – have fun browsing!
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has published an infographic to show how “State Funding Cuts Are Putting Library Resource Sharing At Risk.”
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.
This recent article from boston.com discusses eBooks and Libraries.
Why It’s Difficult for Your Library to lend Ebooks.
Check out the new Cape & Islands featured list on the CLAMS Digital Downloads website. It’s a mix of eBooks and eAudios, fiction and non-fiction.