Clams Catalog

CLAMS is the "Cape Libraries Automated Material Sharing" network which serves 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 for 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 CLAMS adult or child registration forms online, complete, sign, and return them to the library.

    You can also apply for a temporary CLAMS card  online which is good for 30 days with limited functionality.


    CLAMS Digital Download Libraryovedrive logo

    Search for ebooks and audiobooks online and download to your personal computer or device.  

    ·  ebook instructions for kindle

    ·  ebook instructions for nook

    ·  ebook instructions for ipad


    Borrowers Policy

    1. All library patrons are eligible to receive a library card.
    2. To acquire a card, borrower must provide proper identification.
    3. Children may obtain a library card at the age of 5.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Borrowers are responsible for keeping their registration information current.
    7. 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.

    Borrowing Restrictions

    General Loan Periods: Fiction and non-fiction books, new books, compact discs, audio recordings, and magazines are loaned for a period of two weeks.  DVDs and Video Games are loaned for a period of one week.  Museum passes are loaned for a period of three days.  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.  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.  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.  There is a drop box designated for videos and audio cassettes.  Museum passes must be returned inside the library during library hours.