Permanent cards are issued free to Martha's Vineyard residents and off-island seasonal resident taxpayers.
Massachusetts residents who are not local taxpayers may obtain a free temporary card, with a 10 item limit.
Only 1 temporary card will be issued per household.
Summer out-of-state residents who are not local property owners will pay a $10.00 fee for a temporary card with a 10 item limit. Only 1 summer temporary card will be issued per household.
Please bring a photo I.D. and/or proof of residency and mailing address when applying for a card.
Your library card may be used at all 34 CLAMS libraries located on Cape Cod and the two Islands.
Please bring your library card with you in order to check out books and other items as well as to use other library services such as computer access.
MATERIALS, RESERVES & INTERLIBRARY LOANS
Circulating collections include: books, magazine, audio & videotapes, CDs & DVDs. The library subscribes to over 100 magazines, journals, newsletters and newspapers.
Most materials may be borrowed for 2 weeks. Videos are
loaned for 7 days.
Most library materials can be reserved. Items requested from the CLAMS network via home or library computer will be delivered to the library for pickup.
Items not found in the CLAMS network may be requested through the library. Staff will be glad to assist you.
COMPUTERS & OTHER EQUIPMENT
The library has computers with word processing
software and Internet access. Educational games are available in the
Children's Room. Printing costs are 25 cents per page.
Cardholders may sign up in the library to schedule one hour's use per day on these
machines. We do not accept phone
reservations for computer use.
Non-cardholders my use one of our express computers for a half hour's use per day.
Instruction for using our electronic catalog & databases is provided by staff.
We also offer a very basic class one-hour introduction to the internet class. Please sign up at the circulation desk to arrange a day and time.
Public computers are shut down 30 minutes prior to library closing.
Equipment - An Optilec large print reader and microfilm
reader are available for in-library use.
Wireless access to the Internet is also available. We ask those with wireless laptops use the tables downstairs in the quiet study area. This will allow others wishing to read newspapers and magazines to use the limited table space upstairs.
Patrons may sent print jobs to the library printers from their personal computer or mobile device, in the library or from home. For wireless printing options click here.