Category Archives: CLAMS Member Libraries

CLAMS Libraries offer a variety of services including: WiFi internet access, public use computers, inter-library loan, reference services, delivery service among member libraries, easy drop off, books (regular, Large Print and paperback), magazines, audiobooks (downloadable, CDs, Playaways, Cassettes), DVDs & Videocassettes, toys, games, programs for Adults, Teens and Children, community meeting rooms, etc. CLAMS Libraries cater to the informational, recreational and educational needs of their communities. In addition many CLAMS libraries hold special treasures and unique collections.

This is a brief summary of special Collections and archives at libraries on Cape Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. To see all reference databases CLAMS libraries subscribe to locally or statewide click here.

All CLAMS libraries offer free wireless Internet access.

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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Veteran’s Outreach Collection a Success

Your generosity is amazing and so appreciated. Take a look at all the items collected for our local veterans! This will be taken to the Cape Cod Veterans Outreach Center for distribution. Thank you to Centerville Public Library for coordinating this year’s drive.

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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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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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Start School with a Library Card!

Make sure your kids have the most important school supply of all—a library card! Get one this September and kick off the school year right. Do it from home here and pick up your card when you go to the library.

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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.


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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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