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


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

Curbside services available, just call and ask.

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. 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 (rrooney@clamsnet.org) ahead of time to schedule an appointment. 
  • Children’s Room: The Children’s Room is open for appointments. Appointments are for one family at a time; no meet ups or playdates. 30 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. 

When in the library … 


  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times.
  • Abide by all staff instructions regarding safety.


  • 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. 
  • Use study rooms.


  • Eat or drink inside.


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


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. All library patrons must wear a mask during pick-up. 


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. 


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. 


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 (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. 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:

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 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-lin with this form.
  • Food is prohibited and masks must be worn at all times in the library: this includes the meeting rooms. Thank you!
  • 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