Category Archives: CLAMS Catalog

Encore Search Becomes Primary Catalog on October 22, 2018

10/22/2018 UPDATE: Encore is now the primary catalog!

We are excited to announce that beginning October 22nd, 2018 Encore will become our primary catalog search method. This intuitive, Google-like experience will provide multiple ways to refine your search to find exactly what you need, whether it be books, digital titles, dvds, audiobooks, music, and more. With the click of a button you’ll also be able to place a hold on a digital title in our OverDrive collection or connect to the Commonwealth Catalog to continue your search throughout Massachusetts without multiple sign-in screens.

Encore Main Page


View our Encore FAQs for searching tips and further information.

Bookmark this page to view your favorite featured lists

Our Classic View will remain an option for those that prefer that type of search.


CLAMS System Maintenance 4/8/2018

UPDATE: The system upgrade is complete. All online catalogs are back online.

CLAMS services, including our online catalogs, digital downloads (OverDrive & Commonwealth eBook Collections), and the Commonwealth Catalog, will be unavailable to CLAMS library users between 8 AM and Noon on Sunday, April 8, 2018 due to system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Feature Highlights From Our New Catalog — Encore



Here’s a list of some new features and search tips you can use in Encore.

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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.🚨


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.🚨


Cover Art Display Issues Online

Currently, we are experiencing display issues of cover art in our online catalogs and book widgets. Our vendor is aware of the issue. Book widgets have been disabled. Please go to the Classic Catalog to view lists:

You may also be experiencing connectivity issues with accessing ProQuest sites, e.g. They are working to resolve these issues

We apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE: Service has been restored. You can read more about this event on the ProQuest blog. See


Classic Catalog Becomes Primary Search Method

Beginning on May 1, 2017, the Classic Catalog will become our main (primary) search method.

Classic Catalog

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Encore & Classic Catalog

Beginning March 27th, 2017 we will have two search catalogs. Our main (primary) search catalog, Encore, will be accessible at, and the Classic catalog will be accessible at We are keeping a link to Classic, for users who prefer the, “old catalog.”

If you have bookmarked,,, and/or you will go directly to our Encore (primary) catalog. If you have bookmarked you will go to our Classic (old) catalog. You can also click on the link listed in the footer of Encore to go to the Classic catalog.


Encore Homepage



Classic Catalog








Encore is now the primary CLAMS Catalog

The Encore catalog was launched in 2016 and, starting on March 6th, will become the primary search method for CLAMS.

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Try Encore, a New Way to Search the CLAMS Catalog

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.