Category Archives: eReaders

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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New updates in Libby

Designed with feedback from Libby users these updates enhance your digital reading experience and help you find more of the books you love.

  • Home page redesign : New filters at the top allow you to see what’s new, what’s popular, what’s available now, and specific subjects. This is a great starting point to finding a new book to read if you don’t have anything particular in mind.
  • In the footer at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see updated icons, a new central menu button, and easy access to library search and your timeline.
  • Users can set up a Notify Me smart tag to notify them when new issues of magazines they love are available. 
  • Libby now supports wish list syncing with your library’s OverDrive website. Users with OverDrive wish lists will be prompted in Libby to sync their wish list titles into a single tag.
  • You’ll now see the length of audiobooks under the jacket cover so you instantly know how long they are.

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eMagazine update!

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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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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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Deliver Later now live on OverDrive

Deliver Later for your holds on OverDrive & Libby is now live. This short video explains how it works, or you can check with your local CLAMS librarian.

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Coming soon to OverDrive

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.

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#BigLibraryRead

November’s Big Library Read is now available on OverDrive with no waiting. We hope you enjoy this month’s book.

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Limiting eBook access for libraries will hurt patrons

eBooks aren’t just a fad, they are especially useful for readers with challenges such as sight impairment, dyslexia, or those who can’t get to the library or physically hold a book . Please consider signing the American Libraries Association petition telling Macmillan publishing that limiting access to eBooks for libraries is the wrong move. You can read more about this and sign the petition by clicking the link.
https://p2a.co/fgcQkzV

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