Category Archives: CLAMS Catalog

New Libby Handout

Our Libby How-To Handout has been improved and updated. Download it (click on the link below) today and learn how to use Libby to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for free from CLAMS. Questions? Please contact your home library for even more help.

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Beach Reads!

Summer reading isn’t just for kids. Who doesn’t love spending time at the beach with a good book? Here is a list of new summer titles in the CLAMS Catalog we think you’ll enjoy. Clicking on the photo will take you to the catalog where you can place a hold today. (Please note many of these titles come in your favorite format – book, ebook, audiobook and large print).

9781984806734
9781982160135
9780593328118
9780316420082
9781250274083
9780062941275
9781538719107
9780593135204
9780440001454
9781501133541
9780593135204
9781951631017
9780062371225
9781524798659
9780593081938
9781250304452
9781984806758
9781524798789
9781250241702
9781250784780
9780316540711
9780812996708

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Cape Cod Students Gain Access to eBooks from their Local Libraries

Students from several Cape Cod schools are now able to access OverDrive digital materials from nearby public libraries using their student IDs. CLAMS libraries in Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, Truro and Wellfleet are partnering with the Nauset School System, Mashpee Library is partnering with the Mashpee Schools, Falmouth Public Library is partnering with Falmouth High School, and the seven Barnstable libraries—Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, Sturgis and Whelden Memorial—are partnering with Barnstable High School. Dennis and Yarmouth libraries will soon partner with schools that offer OverDrive in the Dennis/Yarmouth District. Using their school credentials directly through OverDrive’s SORA app, students can check out and request titles from the entire CLAMS digital collection and will have priority access to their partnering libraries’ OverDrive Advantage collection. They can also get out-of-network materials through the LEA Project.

Lynn Weeks, Library Media Specialist, Mashpee Middle/High School welcomes the initiative:

“We are so excited we were given the opportunity to partner with Mashpee Public Library and offer our students access to additional eBook titles. Removing the barrier of a public library card and allowing students to access the public library digital collection in the Sora platform using their school log-on information has enabled us to meet needs we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to meet with all of the limitations of this current year.  We hope that this introduction to public library resources will serve as a bridge to students becoming lifelong library users and lead to students obtaining their own public library cards.”

Kathleen Mahoney, Mashpee Public Library Director said:

“Partnering with the Mashpee Public Schools to provide students with instant access to our OverDrive collections allowed the Library to support both the educational needs of the students, and encourage reading for pleasure during the past year of at home and hybrid learning models.  Our goal is to increase access and accessibility to all patrons and this initiative allows us to do outreach to a typically underserved population.  We are now collaborating with staff at the school who have asked us to work with them to provide full-service CLAMS library cards to their students.  This partnership could not have generated a more successful outcome for everyone involved!”

The CLAMS shared digital eBook collection has over 40,000 unique titles and over 3,000 eMagazines available free of charge.  Through the statewide LEA initiative, CLAMS library users have access to over 350,000 titles statewide.

CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) is one of eight public library networks in Massachusetts that provides the library catalog, technology support, the ability to borrow from neighboring libraries, circulation, patron registration, Internet access and other critical services. CLAMS serves 35 libraries (38 locations) on Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. More about CLAMS is available at info.clamsnet.org.

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New OverDrive Collection

OverDrive’s COVID Response Collection, just added, includes more than 294 fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks that can be checked out anytime without waiting! Children’s titles too! https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/collection/1186569

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#TogetherWeRead

Coming to Overdrive on February 10 and perfect for Valentine’s Day.
No waiting – download immediately and start reading. http://www.clamsnet.overdrive.com

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2020 Year in Review

CLAMS Libraries were busy providing materials for our patrons during this very unusual year. Here are some statistics:

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Top Titles of 2020

Being home meant our libraries were busier than ever providing books, dvds, music and more. Here are the top titles borrowed from the CLAMS network in 2020 (links may be slow to load):
Top 100 Books of 2020
Top 100 DVD/Blu-rays of 2020
Top 100 Music of 2020
Top 100 Audiobooks of 2020
Top 10 eBooks of 2020
Top 10 eAudios of 2020

Top 10 Fiction

 

Top 10 Non-Fiction

 

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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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