You can obtain a CLAMS library card at any CLAMS library in person, or you can apply for a temporary CLAMS eCard online. 

The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CLAMS library card and may be upgraded to a physical library card with borrowing privileges by visiting your local CLAMS library. You are eligible to apply for an eCard, if you live in a Massachusetts town and do not currently have a library card from a CLAMS member library.

Your temporary eCard allows you to:

  • Login to your account.
  • Use State-provided online research databases (within Massachusetts only).
  • Access our online collection of OverDrive ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.
  • Place up to 5 requests on print Books, DVDs, CDs, etc. in the CLAMS Catalog.