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eLibrary

Welcome to the eLibrary, the digital home of our online resources. Here you’ll find books, movies, newspapers, research databases, and more! To access these resources you’ll need two things:

  • an active CLAMS card from Brooks Free Library
  • your PIN

So what does that mean? First, you can tell your CLAMS card is a Brooks Free Library CLAMS card by looking at the barcode on the back. If it starts with 1010900 then you are good to go! If it doesn’t, then you have another home library, and your card gives you access to their online resources. If you need help figuring out who your home library is in the CLAMS network, give us a call. We can look it up for you and help you get their number!

Now, about your PIN. Your PIN is a short password you would have set up when you first registered for a CLAMS card. It’s an optional field on our form, so you may not have chosen to make one at the time. That’s okay. We can help you set one up if you contact us.

Get in touch
(508) 430-7562 Ext. 1 for Circulation
brooksfreelibrary@clamsnet.org

If you do think you set up a PIN and your email address is attached to your library card, then you can use this link to reset your PIN on your own. Remember, your PIN is now case-sensitive, so you have to use the same spelling and capitalization each time you enter it. We suggest keeping your PIN short and simple so it’s easy to remember, and to write it down!

Okay, so are you ready? Let’s get started!


All Resources (A-Z)

Ancestry
Full access to the library edition of Ancestry.com’s database.

Temporary Remote Access provided by Proquest through August 31, 2020.

Access Ancestry Library Edition

Consumer Reports
Full access to the Consumer Reports database for unbiased product reviews and ratings.

Access Consumer Reports

Historical Local Newspaper Collection
Access the following digitized newspapers for research: Harwich Independent (1872-1949), Central Cape Press (1949-1958), Cape Cod Republican (1862-1864), Orleans Record (1902-1917), and the Harwich Oracle (1991-2007).

Access Historical Local Newspapers

GALE – Newspapers and Journals
Research databases on a variety of subjects. Use GALE to also read full articles from the Boston Globe. **Note: You may experience some user issues if trying to access GALE while outside the state of Massachusetts**

Access Gale

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Harwich Historical Society
Research local newspapers and other collections by appointment. Contact the Harwich Historical Society directly at 508-432-8089.

In Library Use Only / At Brooks Academy Museum

HeritageQuest
Search genealogical records to build your family tree. This product is powered by Ancestry.

Access Heritage Quest

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Hoopla
Filled with immediately available books, movies, TV shows, comics, music, and more. Your card gives you 10 free downloads per month to enjoy. View online, or download the app to get started.

Access Hoopla

Newsbank

Newsbank – Local and National Newspapers
Newsbank lets you read articles from a number of local and national newspapers.

The Cape Cod Times Collection gives you access to same-day articles. Use the Image Edition of the CCT to see today’s newspaper in full-color, exactly as it is printed.

Access Newsbank

Novelist Plus
Find book reviews, read-alikes, and reading suggestions. Use the Appeal Mixer for your very own list of book recommendations!

Access Novelist Plus

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OverDrive
Browse and borrow from our collection ebooks and e-audiobooks. There are thousands of titles available through OverDrive. Your library card gives you access to the entire CLAMS network’s collection, as well as those of our partner consortiums! Use the following link, or download the Libby App to your iOS/Android device to get started.

Access OverDrive

Download Libby

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Town of Harwich Annual Reports
Search Town of Harwich annual town reports from 1866-2017

Access Town Reports


eBooks & Book Recommendations

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hoopla

Hoopla
Filled with immediately available books, movies, TV shows, comics, music, and more. Your card gives you 10 free downloads per month to enjoy. View online, or download the app to get started.

Access Hoopla

OverDrive Logo

OverDrive
Browse and borrow from our collection ebooks and e-audiobooks. There are thousands of titles available through OverDrive. Your library card gives you access to the entire CLAMS network’s collection, as well as those of our partner consortiums! Use the following link, or download the Libby App to your iOS/Android device to get started.

Access OverDrive

Download Libby

Novelist Plus
Find book reviews, read-alikes, and reading suggestions. Use the Appeal Mixer for your very own list of book recommendations!

Access Novelist Plus


Genealogy

Click here to expand this list.

Ancestry
Full access to the library edition of Ancestry.com’s database.

Temporary Remote Access provided by Proquest through June 30, 2020.

Access Ancestry Library Edition

HeritageQuest
Search genealogical records to build your family tree. This product is powered by Ancestry.

Access Heritage Quest


Newspapers & Research

Click here to expand this list.

Consumer Reports
Full access to the Consumer Reports database for unbiased product reviews and ratings.

Access Consumer Reports

GALE – Newspapers and Journals
Research databases on a variety of subjects. Use GALE to also read full articles from the Boston Globe. **Note: You may experience some user issues if trying to access GALE while outside the state of Massachusetts**

Access Gale

Historical Local Newspaper Collection
Access the following digitized newspapers for research: Harwich Independent (1872-1949), Central Cape Press (1949-1958), Cape Cod Republican (1862-1864), Orleans Record (1902-1917), and the Harwich Oracle (1991-2007).

Access Historical Local Newspapers

Newsbank

Newsbank – Local and National Newspapers
Newsbank lets you read articles from a number of local and national newspapers.

The Cape Cod Times Collection gives you access to same-day articles. Use the Image Edition of the CCT to see today’s newspaper in full-color, exactly as it is printed.

Access Newsbank

townofharwichseal

Town of Harwich Annual Reports
Search Town of Harwich annual town reports from 1866-2017

Access Town Reports