FAQs


When are you open?

Monday 10 am – 9 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm (mid-October to mid-May)

When are children’s story times?

Mother Goose on the Loose interactive story time is every Monday at 10:30 am. (Ages 0 to 3).
Storytime for preschoolers is every Thursday at 10:30 am.
Please call 508-693-3366 for more information.

What is the easiest way to renew my books?

To renew your materials online, visit www.clamsnet.org/patroninfo. Enter the bar code on the  back of your card (or your username), and enter your 4-digit PIN. If you did not request a custom PIN when you applied for your library card, use the last 4 digits of your library card barcode. Select the checkboxes next to the items you would like to renew, and click renew marked. Please check that the renewals were successful. Some items may not be eligible for renewal. You can also renew items in person or by calling the library at 508-693-3366.

What are the fines if something is returned late or lost?

In lieu of late charges, we continue to support our Food-For-Fines program. You can bring in nonperishable food goods for the Island Food Pantry and your fines for overdue books, CDs or DVDs will be forgiven. This does not apply to lost or damaged material. If an item has been lost or damaged, please contact us at 508-693-3366 for replacement costs. If an item is lost and paid for and later found and returned to the Library in good condition, and if a replacement copy has not already been purchased, the replacement cost will be reimbursed.

Of course, if you prefer, you can pay late charges:

  • Books, audiobooks, music CDs: .10 cents per day with maximum fine of $3.00 for Adults, $1.00 for Children.
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays: $1.00 per day with maximum fine of: $3.00 (Adults and Children).
  • Certain material e.g. Passes, Interlibrary loan materials or Wilkens Library materials may be subject to higher late charges. Check with your local library.

More information can be found at: General borrowing guidelines at CLAMS Public Libraries.

How do I get a passport?

We are an official Passport Acceptance Agency. You can pick up passport applications and renewal forms at the Library. For further information refer to our passports info page, or the Passport Office at the U.S. Department of State or call us at the Library. To set up a passport appointment, please call us at the Library at 508-693-3366.

Can I send or receive a fax?

Yes, we can send faxes. The charge is 50¢ per page and $2 per page for international calls. To receive a fax, send it to our fax number at 508-696-0130.

Can I scan a photograph or document to be sent as an email?

Yes, we can make color scans of documents up to legal size. The charge is $1 per scanned document.

Can I make copies?

Yes, you can make copies of documents up to 11 by 17 inches. For standard letter-size (8½” by 11″) the charge is 25¢ per page for black and white and 50¢ for color. Larger copies are 50¢ for black and white and $1.00 for color.

Can I donate books?

Yes, you can donate books for the annual book sale that is held on the last full weekend in July. You can drop off books at the shed just in front and to the left of the entrance to the West Tisbury School on Old County Road. All donations are tax-deductible. Please call 508-693-3366 for more information.

Sorry, no encyclopedias, magazines, moldy or mildewed books, or books that are outdated or obsolete, such as old medical or computer books.

Do you have Internet access and wireless Internet?

Yes, you can bring your own laptop and connect to our wireless network or you can use one of our computers on a first come, first-served basis. We also have Chromebooks, which can be borrowed on premises by library patrons. We ask that you fill out a Borrower Responsibility form the first time you use a Chromebook. See Computer Access and Wifi for more info.