CLAMS is the "Cape Libraries Automated Material Sharing" network which servesÂ most of the libraries on the Cape and the Islands and provides all users with convenient and consistent access to these libraries both from terminals inside the libraries or from their home computers via the internet.
With your CLAMS card you can....
- Search forÂ items at any of the CLAMS libraries
- Check which items you have out
- Renew items that you have out
- Reserve library material
- See if you owe any fines
- Review and delete any existing requests
- Download free ebooks and audiobooks
Please come to the Library to get your CLAMS card or download the CLAMSÂ adult
Â orÂ child
Â registration forms online, complete, sign, and return them to the library.Â Your card will be ready for pick up at the Library when you show your picture ID.
You can also apply for a temporary CLAMS card
Â online which is good for 30 days with limited functionality.
Can't find what you are looking for in the CLAMS catalog?Â The Commonwealth Catalog broadens your search beyond your local library's resources.Â In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries.Â Make a request and it will be delivered right to your local library for pickup.Â For help with the Commonwealth Catalog or any Inter-library loan needs, please contact Lorna Dzialo or call the Library at 508-945-5170.
Search for eBooks and audiobooks online and download to your personal computer or device for freeÂ through Overdrive.
The CLAMS libraries have joined other libraries across the Commonwealth to provide their patrons with access to a collection of eBooks that include many academic titles and self-published materials, as well as, popular fiction and nonfiction.
There are three collections:
Biblioboard offers primary sources, historical documents, images, videos and more.
At EBL you can discover items to help with academic research, as well as, personal interests such as cooking.
Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor offers bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction
- All library patrons are eligible to receive a library card.
- To acquire a card, borrower must provide proper identification.
- Children may obtain a library card at the age of 5.
- Teacher cards are available for classroom teachers and homeschoolers. These cards extend the due date from the default two week loan to a four week loan. Personal items may not be checked out on Teacher cards.
- Borrowers are responsible for all items borrowed on the card, including the fines charged for overdue materials and replacement costs for items lost or damaged.
- Borrowers are responsible for keeping their registration information current.
- Anyone, of any age, who is eligible for a library card may use any materials in the Eldredge Public Library and shall not have that privilege limited by any staff person. Parents who wish to deny their children access to certain materials must take on that responsibility.
General Loan Periods: Fiction and non-fiction books, new books, compact discs, audio recordings, and magazines are loaned for a period of two weeks.Â DVDs and Video Games are loaned for a period of one week.Â Museum passes are loaned for a period of three days.Â ILL materials are subject to different loan periods.
Borrowing Restrictions: There is a limit of 50 items that a borrower may take from the Eldredge Public Library at any given time.Â The following limits per card are enforced to assure that there are sufficient materials available in a given format.
DVD - Adult DVDs are unlimited; Childrens and YA DVDs are limited to a total of 4 per card
MUSIC CD - POP music is limited to 5 CDs per card, all other adult music is not limited
MUSIC CD - Children's music CD is limited to 5 per card
Renewals: Materials may be renewed 2 times, either in person, online or over the phone, if no one is waiting for the materials.Â ILL materials are subject to different renewal restrictions.
Book Returns: All items (except museum passes) may be returned in the book drops outside the building or brought to the front desk.Â There is a drop box designated for videos and audio cassettes.Â Museum passes must be returned inside the library during library hours.