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
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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.
All CLAMS Libraries have public wifi that can be accessed outside their buildings 24 hours a day, most without a password. Here is a list, below. Please note that the Cape Cod Community College Campus is currently closed to everyone until at least mid April.
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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.
Check out one of these titles from your local library!
Becoming by Michelle Obama In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private
Broad Band by Claire L. Evans The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and programmers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation–they’ve just been erased from the story. Until now.
Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen An informal portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era.
Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells–taken without her knowledge–became one of the most important tools in medicine.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Jahren tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classrooms labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and the disappointments, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work.
Lucy Stone by Sally G. McMillen A biography of Lucy Stone, who, while often overshadowed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others, played a pivotal role in the woman’s rights movement and fought for gender equality throughout her life.
Wild Swans by Jung Chang Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century.
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who played an integral role in our nation’s history for forty years.