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CLAMS Network App

Have you tried our CLAMS Network App yet?
Recently updated, the app now supports digital cards and self-checkout at participating libraries. Use the events calendar to find library programs and filter to those that most interest you.

Our app makes it easy to browse the collection, get details, make a selection, and place a hold for later pickup. You can check out eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines with the touch of a button, then listen to or view them in the Libby App.

If you’re on the go and searching for the nearest CLAMS library, check out the Library Info feature, which shows locations nearest to you with links to their websites.

The Manage Accounts tool lets you add multiple library cards — a great feature for families! Don’t have a library card? Request one through the app and access econtent right away.

Available for iOS and Android, this app has a broad range of features and functions that will make your library experience even better.

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The Cat came back.

The Commonwealth Catalog is back! The majority of libraries in the state are now actively participating. For more information, visit www.commonwealthcatalog.org.

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September is Library Card Signup Month

Do you have a library card? September is Library Card Signup Month so get one today! Check out your library’s website to learn how you can access movies, eBook’s, video games and much more. You can even register at home and start right away.

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Start School with a Library Card!

Make sure your kids have the most important school supply of all—a library card! Get one this September and kick off the school year right. Do it from home here and pick up your card when you go to the library.

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Comcat “pause” almost over

In case you were wondering, because so many of our patrons enjoy this service, ComCat is taking a “pause” but will be back in September. With over 350 member libraries at varying stages of opening it make take some time to get back to full speed. We appreciate your understanding and will keep you posted.

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Many CLAMS Libraries begin offering curbside service

After following Governor Baker’s phased reopening, in addition to local town guidelines, many of our libraries have started offering curbside pickup. Please check with your local library by phone, website, or social media to find out what they are currently offering. You may find the following list helpful. As libraries work with their municipalities and local health boards to ensure safety of staff and patrons, more will be added.


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Introducing Our New App!

CLAMS is proud to introduce the new CLAMS Library Network app! Available for iOS and Android, this app has a broad range of features and functions that will make your library experience a whole lot simpler.

Our app makes it easy to browse our collection, get details on items, make a selection, place a hold for later pickup, and even renew items previously checked out. You can check out eBooks and eAudiobooks with the touch of a button, then listen to them in the Libby or OverDrive app.

If you’re on the go and searching for the nearest CLAMS library, check out the Library Info feature, which shows location addresses and hours nearest to you with links to their websites. We’ve also added our Featured Lists so you can browse Top Requests, Coming Soon titles or New York Times Bestsellers and request the ones you want.

The Manage Accounts tool lets you add multiple library cards — a great feature for families! Don’t have a library card? Request one through the app.

Available now in the App Store and Google Play
Search for the CLAMS Library Network to download to your mobile device.

This app replaces the current app which is no longer supported as of May 1

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LEA – Statewide Access to eContent

Massachusetts Library Networks bring you LEA, a new and innovative way to gain access to more eBooks and audiobooks. Powered by OverDrive, LEA makes it possible for you to borrow eContent in all Massachusetts networks regardless of your home library.

Don’t see the title your looking for in the CLAMS’s OverDrive collection? Use your library card to sign in to another library network and find it there. Click here for more information and helpful instructions.

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Virtual Events Calendar

Library buildings are closed, but library services are still running! CLAMS libraries are offering many free virtual programs over the next few months. This calendar can help you find them – all in one place. There may be events not listed here so check your home library’s website for complete listings.

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