News & Announcements


The Commonwealth Catalog goes live.

The Commonwealth Catalog extends the resources available to library patrons through CLAMS.   Formerly called the Virtual catalog, it includes  books, DVDs, and music from additional participating Massachusetts libraries. Requested materials will be delivered to your local library for pickup.  There are two ways to access the catalog.  Both methods require a valid library card number and PIN/Password to log in.

Direct login:
Commonwealth Catalog
This method pre-selects the Woods Hole Public Library, meaning requested material will be delivered here.

Through CLAMS:
CLAMS has added a link to the Commonwealth Catalog under “Browse other catalogs.” if users access the site through CLAMS page, they will be required to select their library from a drop down menu.


Check the calendar for information on this week’s events.


Ongoing book sale now (during regular open hours.) New books added daily.
Spring Sale — Saturday, May 30.


Books to Go
New_shelf_Graham_approved Thanks to a grant from the Falmouth Track Club, the Woods Hole Public Library has a brand new expansive shelf in its front hall. It was planned and built by local expert carpenter Rusty Strange. While the shelf makes much better use of the space than the previous hall furniture, it also provides a place for the Library to present information about local activities and services. Just as importantly, it will provide a home for a new “Books-to-Go” initiative.Recently published books donated to the Library and offered for sale will be shelved here, ready for people to grab for their vacation, visit, or just for their leisure reading, without the responsibility of returning the book to the Library. The Library sees this as a complement to their usual loaning policy, giving people who are only passing through town an opportunity to grab a book and go read.For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.