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.
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
As Massachusetts experiences an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), CLAMS member libraries remain committed to maintaining essential library services for our users while ensuring the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
All of our libraries have closed temporarily to the public following Governor Baker’s announcement on March 23rd, but may still be providing phone or email assistance. Statewide delivery service of physical materials was suspended as of Tuesday, March 17th. Due dates on all materials have been extended, holds will not be cleared during this time and fines will not accrue. If possible please do not return library materials to book drops at this time. Visit your library’s website for details.
CLAMS member libraries are working with their local municipalities and/or governing bodies and actively monitoring the situation to follow all recommended guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Our libraries provide a wide array of online resources, including e-books, audio books, e-magazines, etc for borrowing on our OverDrive platform, and OverDrive Libby app for iOS and Android. You may currently apply for an ecard online and begin using OverDrive immediately.
Coming March 2nd! Holds suspension and redelivery gives you more control over your ebook and eaudio holds. Instead of missing your turn because you are not ready to read or listen to that title yet, you can suspend and redeliver the title when you are.
Summer 2020 School Reading Lists for Cape Cod and the Islands. Return to the CLAMS Library Catalog to search for books and authors on these lists. Many Summer Reading titles are available as downloadable audio books or eBooks. Visit: https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/
Please check with your school or teacher to ensure that audio format meets their guidelines. When you click on the links below you are connecting to a website outside of CLAMS. CLAMS is not responsible for content or upkeep of these websites. Contact the school if you have questions about a website.
If the information is currently unavailable please check back later. This page is updated as school lists become available.
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.
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.
Do you wish you had longer to read or listen to that ebook? OverDrive offers three different lending periods for materials. Log in to your account, then go to My Account, then choose Settings. There you can choose the default lending period that works best for you. If you finish early, simply return the book in “Loans”. Items already checked out will not change, but future loans will default to these settings. Change them anytime.
Miss the gym? These new workout videos on OverDrive will help you stay or get back in the groove. No waiting, start anytime! You’ll just need your CLAMS card and PIN to get started. https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/collection/1058285
Good news for all patrons who have interlibrary loans through Comcat. All fines for Commonwealth Catalog materials will be waived while Massachusetts libraries remain closed. One less thing to worry about!
If you don’t yet have a CLAMS library card, you can now register online and start downloading ebooks or use databases immediately. Here’s how:
You will need a computer or cell phone and access to your email account. 1. Go to https://library.clamsnet.org/selfreg 2. Fill out the form and submit. The screen will refresh, with your name, new card number and username. Print the info, take a screenshot or jot down your new card number – you’ll need it in just a moment. 3. Click the link in the first bullet point to log in and create a PIN/Password: Login to My Account and establish a PIN (Password)Scroll down to and click Did you forget your PIN/Password? Enter your new card number. 4. Check your email for a link to set your PIN/Password.
Your ecard will now be valid until June 30th and will give you access to materials at OverDrive for eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines (when asked for your library, select “CLAMS Library Patrons”). It also includes all Massachusetts Library Databases (select any library to begin). Individually owned library databases such as Hoopla are not included. Please visit your local CLAMS library with a photo ID before June 30th to upgrade to a regular card with full privileges.
If you will be using your phone or an eReader, we suggest you download the Libby App.