Find Books, Films, Music

To locate books, films, music and more, start with the Atheneum’s online catalog, also called the CLAMS catalog. The catalog includes:

  • Printed materials
  • Microforms
  • Archival and manuscript materials
  • Musical and non-musical sound recordings
  • Video and film
  • Photographs
  • Software and databases

In an effort to improve services, the CLAMS Long Range Planning Committee has developed a survey for library patrons. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. Your input to future enhancements will be most appreciated.

What’s Not Available in the Online Catalog?

Some of the Atheneum’s holdings are still found only in the Manuscript and Ship Log Catalog at the Atheneum. Please ask for assistance from Reference Staff in the Great Hall.

Get Materials from Other Libraries Outside of the CLAMS Network

If you have a current library card, you can request material from other libraries by using the Massachusetts interlibrary loan Virtual Catalog.

Find Materials not in Our Databases

If you require magazine or newspaper articles not available in the databases, please ask the Reference Staff in the Great Hall or call the Reference Department at 508-228-1110, x110