Interlibrary Loan

Virtual Catalog

The Virtual Catalog is an easy place to check for books, DVD’s, CD’s if they are NOT available in Clams. It is a statewide catalog where you can search by author or title. The Virtual Catalog is also available to you from the top page of the Clams Catalog. You can search the Virtual Catalog yourself at home or in the Library.


To borrow from this catalog you need to have an up-to-date Clams Library card.

You can even select the Clams library where you’ll pick up the material.

You can log in as a Guest but then you will not have borrowing privileges.

You cannot renew material.

If you have fines in the Clams catalog or if your Clams card has expired, your request in the Virtual Catalog will not be recognized.

To answer any questions, call the Library at 508.487.7094 or check with a staff member at the Front Desk.

Beyond the Virtual Catalog

If you are looking for material NOT available to you in the Virtual catalog, such as journal articles as well as books, the Library will try to obtain these for you. Please contact us to leave us the information – author, title, dates if available – and we will locate the material.

If the library accrues postage costs, we may ask you to reimbursement us.


A comprehensive resource through the Church of Latter Day Saints, this is useful for all genealogy research.  It compiles census records, vital statistics, probate and church records of your ancestors from the Latter Day Saints worldwide indexing project.  Ordering is simple: Log on to and locate the microfilm number(s) you wish to order from the Family History Library Catalog.  The website provides step-by-step instructions to order the microfilms, which are sent here to the Provincetown Public Library.  We will notify you of the arrival of your materials, and you may view those materials on the Library’s microfilm reader.  You will be responsible for the return postage fees when you have finished using the materials.