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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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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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Women’s History Month

Check out one of these titles from your local library!

Becoming by Michelle Obama
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private

Broad Band by Claire L. Evans
The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and programmers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation–they’ve just been erased from the story. Until now.

Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen
An informal portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era.

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo
A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells–taken without her knowledge–became one of the most important tools in medicine.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Jahren tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classrooms labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and the disappointments, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work.

Lucy Stone by Sally G. McMillen
A biography of Lucy Stone, who, while often overshadowed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others, played a pivotal role in the woman’s rights movement and fought for gender equality throughout her life.

On a Farther Shore by William Souder
The life and legacy of Rachel Carson.

Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who played an integral role in our nation’s history for forty years.





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Congratulations West Tisbury Library

Congratulations to the West Tisbury Public Library for receiving a Special Recognition Award from the Department of State for providing outstanding passport acceptance services.

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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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2019 Year in Review

2019 was a busy one for CLAMS Libraries. Here is our Year in Review infographic. The most checked out title last year? “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.

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Top CLAMS Titles of 2019

Ever wonder what your fellow Cape Codders were reading and watching this past year? Here are our top checkouts in three catagories:

Top 100 Books of 2019
Top 100 DVDs/Blu-rays of 2019
Top 100 Music of 2019  

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