Reciprocal lending now allows you to find and checkout materials in other networks for even more choices. Longer checkout options give you more time to finish books before returning them. https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/
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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.
Bookmark this page to view your favorite featured lists https://library.clamsnet.org/screens/newpoptitles_encore.html
Our Classic View will remain an option for those that prefer that type of search.
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CLAMS has launched our new text messaging service powered by Shoutbomb.
With the Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service, you can use your mobile phone to:
- Receive text notices about: your holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues, and fines.
- Send a text to renew an item.
- Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.
All you need is a text messaging capable phone and a subscription to a text messaging plan with your wireless carrier. You do not need a smartphone.
Sign up today! http://info.clamsnet.org/text-messaging-sign-up/
NOTE: There is no charge from the library for this service; however, you may see a charge for incoming text messages at the standard rate applied by your cell phone carrier, depending on your plan or package.
Here’s a list of some new features and search tips you can use in Encore.
Who doesn’t like a discount? Your local CLAMS library may offer free- to-you, or discounted passes for: museums, art centers, and more. Check the online list and visit your library’s website for more information. Libraries will vary in selection, reservation, and lending policies.
When you want to search beyond CLAMS – we now offer a new service. This replaces the old “virtual catalog”. The Commonwealth Catalog allows CLAMS patrons to find items not available at a CLAMS library. It searches through millions of titles at participating libraries across Massachusetts. Remember to search the CLAMS Catalog first! Commonwealth Catalog log in page. Commonwealth Catalog FAQs.
Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, and Videos are available to all CLAMS library network card holders. Continue reading
CLAMS has added an online guide to reading available to all CLAMS library users. NoveList Plus covers fiction and non-fiction and offers Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Feature Articles, Award Winner lists, and much more. Access NoveList Plus here.
Next time you search the CLAMS Catalog for the latest from your favorite author you will see some great new features. CLAMS has added NoveList Select, a catalog enrichment service, that will turn the catalog into “a place for book discovery, adding reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more” (from the Novelist website). This readers’ advisory service will help readers find just the right book and discover new authors. See an example here (scroll down when you open the link to see series info., etc.).