We are located in the community of West Tisbury on State Road across from Alley’s General Store.
WE ARE OPEN FOR BROWSING!
- Monday 10-6
- Tuesday 10-6
- Wednesday 10-6
- Thursday 10-6
- Friday 10-5
- Saturday 10-5
- Sunday 12-4 (curbside only)
We are excited to welcome you back to the West Tisbury Library! The majority of the library building is available for browsing our collections, checking out materials, and computer use and printing. Masks are mandatory for all.
Appointments are still required for the Children’s Room. There are no conference/meeting rooms available and we encourage folks to limit their time in the library to a maximum of one hour. Children must be 10 or older to be unsupervised in the library.
In addition we are continuing curbside services and our successful online programming. For your health and safety, using the library will be a different experience from before. You’ll find everything you need to know below:
- Adult Collections and Computer Usage Drop-in access to the adult collections and for computer use, please limit your stay to one hour. Computers are available for 45 minute at a time. If you need tech assistance please call or email (email@example.com) ahead of time to schedule an appointment.
- Children’s Room: The Children’s Room is open for appointments on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3 pm – 5 pm. Appointments are for one family at a time; no meet ups or playdates. 20 minute appointments can be made here: https://form.jotform.com/210963478015053 Currently, no library toys will be available.
- Young Adult Room: The Young Adult Room is open for browsing. Our teen librarian Laura will be available to assist you. Monday 10-2, Tuesday 10-2, Thursday 10-6 and Friday 10-4.
When in the library …
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times.
- Limit your visit to one hour.
- Abide by all staff instructions regarding safety.
YOU ARE ABLE TO:
- Browse the shelves and check out materials.
- Use the library catalog stations.
- Pick up your holds.
- Use self-checkout stations or the CLAMS app to check out your materials.
- Use a computer for 45 minutes.
- Ask library staff for help. If you need more than brief assistance, we are happy to help you by phone or email.
- Sit on the library porches, patio, or grounds and use the wifi.
YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO:
- Use meeting/conference rooms.
- Use study rooms.
- Use the Children’s Room play area.
- Spend a prolonged period of time in the library.
- Eat or drink inside.
- Restrooms will be available on the Main Floor and in the Children’s Room.
- Staff and patrons will be wearing masks.
- Access to our Local History collections will be limited. Please email if you need access to this area.
- Please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tech appointment.
HOLDS NOTIFICATION AND CURBSIDE PICKUP:
Contactless holds pickup is still available 7 days a week between noon and 4 pm. You may request items from the library through placing holds yourself or by contacting staff via phone or email. Requests made before 9 am may be picked up that day if the items are available here in West Tisbury; orders placed after 9 am may be picked up the following day or within a week. 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. All library patrons must wear a mask during pick-up.
There are four easy ways to order library materials:
- Go online through the CLAMS catalog and place requests.
- Download and use the CLAMS Library Network app on your cellphone or mobile device (Google Play, Apple App Store).
- Email email@example.com with your requests. Be sure to include your full name and/or library card number.
- 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. Please do not leave items on the pickup table. 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, there’s a designated bin on the pick-up table. Please give us a call and let us know to retrieve your item.
Things are changing week to week as we phase-in services and orient ourselves to the “new” normal.” 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give us a call (508-693-3366) with your questions and special requests—leave us a message if you get the machine. We’ve missed seeing you and look forward to welcoming you back into the building.
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 are available through the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority. Click the link to see their schedule.
- Library Staff
- Library Policies
- Meeting Rooms
- Library Cards, Circulation, & Renewals
- Library Board of Trustees
Elliott Bennett Circulation Assistant
Heather Capece 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
Claudia Taylor Circulation Assistant
Ethan Taylor Circulation Assistant
Lauraye White Circulation Assistant
- Art Policy
- Circulation and Materials Policy
- Conference Room Policy
- CORI Policy
- Distribution of Free Materials
- Emergency Policy
- Fees for Services
- Grievance Policy
- Materials Selection Policy
- Patron Complaints Regarding Library Materials
- Personnel Policy
- Piano Policy
- Proctoring Policy
- Programming Policy
- Program Room Policy
- Provision of New Technology for Public Use Policy
- Rules of Conduct
- Social Media Policy
- Taking Photographs or Making Recordings in the Library
- Training and Continuing Education
- Unattended Children & Child Safety
- Unattended Personal Belongings Policy
- Volunteer Policy
- Appendix 1 – Intellectual Freedom
The library offers three rooms available to the public: a small conference room, a large conference room, and the Community Program Room. Please click here for details and booking information.
UPDATE: Our large and small conference rooms are unavailable at this time. Our Community Room may be available for small groups up to 14 people. Masks are mandatory.
Please see the new policy statement on their use:
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