Category Archives: Weather closings

Comcat fines waived

Good news for all patrons who have interlibrary loans through Comcat. All fines for Commonwealth Catalog materials will be waived while Massachusetts libraries remain closed. One less thing to worry about!

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CLAMS Coronavirus COVID-19 update

March 24, 2020

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.

Massachusetts statewide databases are available and our libraries also offer other local online resources to their patrons that can be found by visiting their website: CLAMS Libraries


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Power Outages

Most CLAMS libraries are open today, but a few are closed due to power outages, including Sturgis, Centerville, West Barnstable, Marstons Mills and Hyannis. On the Vineyard West Tisbury has no power. Please check with your library before venturing out.

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