508-693-3366

wt_mail@clamsnet.org

ABOUT US

We are located in the community of West Tisbury on State Road across from Alley’s General Store.

Hours:

  • Monday 10-6
  • Tuesday 10-6
  • Wednesday 10-6
  • Thursday 10-6
  • Friday 10-5
  • Saturday 10-5
  • Sunday 12-4

NEW MASK REQUIRED HOURS:
Thursdays & Saturdays, 9-10 AM
All patrons over the age of 2 and library staff will be wearing masks during mask hours. Masks are optional during regular business hours.

 

Curbside services available, just call and ask. 508-693-3366.

      OTHER INFORMATION:

      • Restrooms are available on the Main Floor and Downstairs.
      • Please call or email rrooney@clamsnet.org to schedule a tech appointment.

      HOLDS NOTIFICATION AND CURBSIDE PICKUP:

      Contactless holds pickup is still available 7 days a week during open hours. You may request items from the library through placing holds yourself or by contacting staff via phone or email.  If you placed a hold through the CLAMS catalog or app, you’ll receive an email asking you to follow up with your library to schedule a pick-up. When you arrive at the library (or before you leave your house), call the circulation desk (508-693-3366) to let us know you are ready to pick-up your order. Staff will bring your items outside and place them on a table on the library’s front porch. 

      REQUESTING ITEMS:

      There are four easy ways to order library materials:

      1. Go online through the CLAMS catalog and place requests.
      2. Download and use the CLAMS Library Network app on your cellphone or mobile device (Google Play, Apple App Store). 
      3. Email wt_mail@clamsnet.org with your requests. Be sure to include your full name and/or library card number.
      4. Call (508) 693-3366 and talk to a librarian. If you get our answering machine, leave a message with your request or to request a call back. When leaving a message, include your full name and/or library card number and a phone number. 

      Please feel free to call or email our librarians for assistance. If we don’t have the item you desire, we can recommend something else based on your preferences. 

      RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS

      If you have materials to return, use the freestanding book drop located in front of the library, or the book drop attached to the front of the building.  We are now fine-free, so you will not incur late fees. If you have a tech-item to return like a laptop or Kindle, please return to a librarian. 

      QUESTIONS?

       Stay informed through our website and our electronic newsletter. If you don’t receive our newsletter, sign up here. Feel free to send us an email (wt_mail@clamsnet.org) or give us a call (508-693-3366) with your questions and special requests—leave us a message if you get the machine. 

      1042 State Road

      West Tisbury, MA

      From the ferry in Vineyard Haven: Make a left out of the parking lot and turn right at the stop sign onto State Rd. Continue to follow State Road, 7.1 mi – End at 1042A State Rd, West Tisbury (Right across the street from Alley’s General Store).
      Estimated Time: 17 minutes
      Estimated Distance: 7.24 miles

      Bus Routes:

      Bus Routes are available through the Martha’s Vineyard Transit AuthorityClick the link to see their schedule.

      Alexandra Pratt Library Director

      Laura Coit Assistant Director/Head of Circulation

      Olivia Gately Programming

      Laura Hearn Youth Services/Young Adult Librarian

      Mikaela Lawson Youth Services/Children’s Librarian

      Rachel Rooney IT/Reference Librarian

      Elliott Bennett Circulation Assistant

      Margaret D’Angelo Circulation Assistant

      Louise Gilpin Circulation Assistant

      Maureen Hall Circulation Assistant

      Emily LaPierre Circulation Assistant

      Deirdre Leopold Circulation Assistant

      Rizwan Malik Circulation Assistant

      Emily Meegan Circulation Assistant

      Emily Milstein Circulation Assistant

      Lyn Neilley Circulation Assistant

      Ginger Norton Circulation Assistant

      Kira Shepherd Circulation Assistant

      Ethan Taylor Circulation Assistant

       

      The Community Room

      Downstairs Meeting Rooms

      • Meeting rooms are available for 45 minutes beginning at the top of the hour, Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm with a reservation.
      • We ask patrons to limit their appointments to two hours twice a week.
      • Please check in with a librarian on the lower level when you arrive for your scheduled appointment.
      • Same-day appointments must be made on-line with this form.
      • Click HERE to reserve time in our lower level Conference Rooms.
      • Please see the new policy statement on use: Meeting Room Policy

      Patrons will be issued two library cards (a wallet card and a keychain card) upon presentation of photo identification such as a valid driver’s license, student I.D. or passport.

      Library cards are free to residents of Massachusetts and/or property owners on Martha’s Vineyard. There is a one-time $10 charge per card for all others. At the age of 8, children may sign up for their own library card.

      Books, magazines, and audiobooks circulate for two weeks; DVDs and Blu-rays circulate for one week. Materials may be renewed three times provided there are no holds on them. To renew your materials online, visit www.clamsnet.org/patroninfo. Enter the barcode 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.

      November 12th, 2019, CLAMS libraries will introduce Automatic Renewals. Eligible (physical) items like books, CDs, DVDs, without holds for patrons will automatically renew up to three times. The new due date is calculated from the previous due date, not from the date of renewal. Please note materials cannot be renewed if: •Someone else has placed a hold on the item. • The item has reached its renewal limit • Your account is blocked
      due to excessive fines or replacement fees. Borrowers who have an email address will continue to receive a courtesy notice three days before the item due date. The notice will list items that have been automatically renewed and the new due date. The notice will alert the patron to items that are ineligible for renewal and the original due date. Please note: this service does not apply to digital materials (i.e., Overdrive), only
      eligible physical materials. We hope you enjoy this new service from your local CLAMS Library!

      You must have your library card with you to check out items. We will be happy to hold your books until you can come back with your card. If your card is lost, replacement cards are available free of charge.

      All information regarding library materials circulated to particular borrowers is available only to library staff and the individual borrower.

      Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out to them and to their minor children.

      As of January 1st, 2020, ALL MV Libraries will be FINE FREE! 

       

      • Rob Hauck, Chair 
      • Fran Finnigan, Trustee
      • Lynn Hoeft, Trustee 
      • Wendy Nierenberg, Trustee
      • Wayne Smith, Trustee