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.
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.
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
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.
Library buildings are closed, but library services are still running! CLAMS libraries are offering many free virtual programs over the next few months. This calendar can help you find them – all in one place. There may be events not listed here so check your home library’s website for complete listings.
If you don’t yet have a CLAMS library card, you can now register online and start downloading ebooks or use databases immediately. Here’s how:
You will need a computer or cell phone and access to your email account. 1. Go to https://library.clamsnet.org/selfreg 2. Fill out the form and submit. The screen will refresh, with your name, new card number and username. Print the info, take a screenshot or jot down your new card number – you’ll need it in just a moment. 3. Click the link in the first bullet point to log in and create a PIN/Password: Login to My Account and establish a PIN (Password)Scroll down to and click Did you forget your PIN/Password? Enter your new card number. 4. Check your email for a link to set your PIN/Password.
Your ecard will now be valid until June 30th and will give you access to materials at OverDrive for eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines (when asked for your library, select “CLAMS Library Patrons”). It also includes all Massachusetts Library Databases (select any library to begin). Individually owned library databases such as Hoopla are not included. Please visit your local CLAMS library with a photo ID before June 30th to upgrade to a regular card with full privileges.
If you will be using your phone or an eReader, we suggest you download the Libby App.
All CLAMS Libraries have public wifi that can be accessed outside their buildings 24 hours a day, most without a password. Here is a list, below. Please note that the Cape Cod Community College Campus is currently closed to everyone until at least mid April.
As Massachusetts experiences an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), CLAMS member libraries remain committed to maintaining essential library services for our users while ensuring the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
All of our libraries have closed temporarily to the public following Governor Baker’s announcement on March 23rd, but may still be providing phone or email assistance. Statewide delivery service of physical materials was suspended as of Tuesday, March 17th. Due dates on all materials have been extended, holds will not be cleared during this time and fines will not accrue. If possible please do not return library materials to book drops at this time. Visit your library’s website for details.
CLAMS member libraries are working with their local municipalities and/or governing bodies and actively monitoring the situation to follow all recommended guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Our libraries provide a wide array of online resources, including e-books, audio books, e-magazines, etc for borrowing on our OverDrive platform, and OverDrive Libby app for iOS and Android. You may currently apply for an ecard online and begin using OverDrive immediately.