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Classic Catalog Becomes Primary Search Method

Beginning on May 1, 2017, the Classic Catalog will become our main (primary) search method.

Classic Catalog

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Encore & Classic Catalog

Beginning March 27th, 2017 we will have two search catalogs. Our main (primary) search catalog, Encore, will be accessible at encore.clamsnet.org, and the Classic catalog will be accessible at library.clamsnet.org/search. We are keeping a link to Classic, for users who prefer the, “old catalog.”

If you have bookmarked, clamsnet.org, library.clamsnet.org, and/or encore.clamsnet.org you will go directly to our Encore (primary) catalog. If you have bookmarked library.clamsnet.org/search you will go to our Classic (old) catalog. You can also click on the link listed in the footer of Encore to go to the Classic catalog.


Encore Homepage



Classic Catalog








Update: The “New Look” online catalog is now live

Based on feedback from the recent summer patron survey,  CLAMS has released a redesigned online catalog.
Read on for a summary of the patron survey.  We listened and incorporated as many of your suggestions as possible. Thank you to all who participated.

Survey period:  5/26/15 to 7/31/15
Total responses:  3,039
More than 83% of respondents use a computer from outside the library to access the online catalog.
47% use a mobile device to access the online catalog.
What patrons are doing in the online catalog:
90% – Searching for materials
84% – Logging into My Account to request/renew items.
38% – Using lists such as New and Popular Titles
24% – Accessing OverDrive
Types of Searches:
 85% – Title
74% – Author
36% – Keyword
23% – Subject
96% say they find what they are looking for all or most of the time.
45% use the Search by Format feature.
40% use the Advanced Search options.
40% limit their search results in some way.
47% use the reviews while searching the online catalog.
46% used the Novelist/series information at the bottom of the page.
When asked whether they would like articles and online reference sources included in a catalog search when doing research:
45% said Yes
15% said No
40% said Not Sure
50% of respondents said they would like to access ebooks from within the online catalog.