Hours and Directions

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


  • Monday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  •  CLOSED AFTER SUNDAY, May 19th until the fall of 2024 – Sunday: 12 PM – 4 PM

Masks are optional. Contactless curbside services are still available, just call and ask. 508-693-3366.


  • Restrooms are available on the Main Floor and Downstairs.
  • For assistance with digital navigation, please call or email rrooney@clamsnet.org to schedule an appointment.


There are four ways to order library materials:

  1. Access your account 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 including your full name and/or library card number and a phone number. 

Items not in the CLAMS system may be ordered through the Commonwealth Catalog or through inter-library loan. Please feel free to call or email our librarians for assistance or to make special requests. 


During open hours items may be returned in the bin at the front desk. Items may be returned anytime in the freestanding book drop located in front of the library or the book drop attached to the front of the building. We are fine-free; you will not incur late fees. Books, DVDs and audiobooks may also be returned to any CLAMS library. If you are returning a tech-item like a laptop or Kindle, please return it to a librarian at the main circulation desk in West Tisbury. 


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—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.

Library Staff

Alexandra Pratt Library Director

Laura Coit Assistant Director/Head of Circulation

Hannah Burbidge Childrens/Youth Services

Olivia Gately Programming

Laura Hearn Youth Services/Young Adult Librarian

Rachel Rooney IT/Reference Librarian

Kira Shepherd Full Time Circulation 

Elliott Bennett Circulation Assistant

Margaret D’Angelo Circulation Assistant

Louise Gilpin Circulation Assistant

Maureen Hall 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

Reserving our Meeting Rooms

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 5:00pm, Sundays 12:00pn to 4:00pm with a reservation.
  • We ask patrons to reserve only one time slot per day.
  • 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 their use: *Meeting Room Policy

    Library Cards, Circulation, & Renewals

    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!

    If you don’t yet have a CLAMS library card, you can now register online and start downloading ebooks or use databases immediately. Here’s how:

    You will need a computer or cell phone and access to your email account.
    1. Go to https://library.clamsnet.org/selfreg
    2. Fill out the form and submit. The screen will refresh, with your name, new card number and username. Print the info, take a screenshot or jot down your new card number – you’ll need it in just a moment.
    3. Click the link in the first bullet point to log in and create a PIN/Password:
    Login to My Account and establish a PIN (Password) Scroll down to and click Did you forget your PIN/Password? Enter your new card number.
    4. Check your email for a link to set your PIN/Password.

    Your ecard will now be valid for 6 months and will give you access to materials at OverDrive for eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines (when asked for your library, select “CLAMS Library Patrons”). It also includes all Massachusetts Library Databases (select any library to begin). Individually owned library databases such as Hoopla are not included. Please visit your local CLAMS library with a photo ID before the end of the 6 months to upgrade to a regular card with full privileges.

    If you will be using your phone or an eReader, we suggest you download the Libby App.