• Apply for the library card, Nantucket Atheneum library card


The Nantucket Atheneum issues library cards free of charge.

Children under age 12 may apply for a Children’s card with the signature of a parent or guardian in good standing.

Apply online to get a temporary six-month Nantucket Atheneum eCard

Your temporary Nantucket Atheneum eCard allows you to do the following:

  • Log into the CLAMS Catalog and establish a PIN.
  • Use State-provided online research databases (within Massachusetts only).
  • Access our eMedia collection of OverDrive ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and eMagazines.
  • Place up to five requests on print Books, DVDs, CDs, etc. in the CLAMS Catalog.

Already have a CLAMS card? Contact your library for assistance with your account.

How to Complete Your Registration for a Library Card

  • Pick up a Full Service Library Card at the CLAMS library of your choice within six months.
  • Please mention that you have already registered for an eCard and have your temporary library number available.
  • When you pick up your card you may need to present a photo ID and proof of address.
  • If you are under 18, a parent or guardian may have to be present to co-sign. Please check with your local library as policies vary.
  • Cape Cod Community College students: see the Wilkens Library.
  • Check your library’s address and phone number.
  • Please contact your local library for registration guidelines.

Temporary Nantucket Atheneum eCards expire six months after registration.

“In principle and reality, libraries are life-enhancing palaces of wonder.”

Gail Honeyman