OverDrive will be removing the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store in late February 2022 and users will only have access to the Libby app going forward.
What is Libby?
Libby is the newest app from OverDrive, inspired by library and user feedback and designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to download the free Libby app. You can visit the Libby Help site for more information or contact your CLAMS library, which will be happy to walk you through using the app.
What does this mean for current OverDrive app users?
When the OverDrive app is removed from app stores, users who already have it installed can continue to use it with no disruption.
Posted onJune 5, 2020byCLAMS|Comments Off on Many CLAMS Libraries begin offering curbside service
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.
Posted onOctober 15, 2018byCLAMS|Comments Off on 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.
View our Encore FAQs for searching tips and further information.
This question features a lot on our current CLAMS survey. “What number am I on the wait list for [the latest popular] title?” Our software does not currently offer this feature. However, there are some facts that will help you to interpret the data that you can view. The ratio of requests to copies will give you a good idea of the length of the queue. And libraries frequently add extra copies of high demand titles. Check our FAQs for more information.
CLAMS just made it easier to access the catalog and your library account on mobile devices.
CLAMS now offers “AirPac” a new mobile catalog interface for smartphones. On your smartphone, use a browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.) and search library.clamsnet.org. It will automatically use the mobile interface, no need to download an app. You still have the option to select the full-screen version, but the mobile interface is much easier to read on smartphones — it is simplified for the small screen.
CLAMS continues to offer the Boopsie app an as alternate mobile catalog.
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