Finding the book that's right for you....



We are always looking for ways to help our patrons make the best selections and find what they're looking for.  Being a member of the CLAMS consortium allows us to offer selections from the entire Cape as well as the selection housed in our library.  Beyond the Cape we can help you search the Commonwealth Catalog. You can access this as well by going to their link and using your library card number and pin :   Detailed directions below.



There are also many sites avalable to help you find other works by your favorite authors, the next book in a series or simply read other people's critiques of new works.  Here are just a few to get you started.  And, don't forget to check our our new arrivals list.  As a West Dennis card holder you have preferential status to get new books we have purchased when you place a hold on that title!  Questions...ask for help at our desk or call us to get the answers you need.




NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. For school media specialists and teachers there are Standards-Based Thematic Units and Picture Book Extenders, as well as specific teaching guides for using fiction in the classroom.  Novelist Plus has just been  added to our CLAMS network and is available each time you research a title at the bottom of the page.  An excellent way to learn more about the author, find similar reads, and other books in a series.


The NoveList Plus link for our website is:,cpid&custid=s4231963&profile=novplus



Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun!



BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 450,000 avid readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries. Founded in 1988 and located in Nashville, TN, BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on each month. Print edition is available FREE in the West Dennis Public Library.


Did you know you can reserve books and media from outside our network ? If you can't find something in CLAMS we can help you find it anywhere in Massachusetts.  The Commonwealth Catalog and all it's materials are available to you.  You can go to    and in the upper right hand corner click on the Commonwealth Catalog, or you can click on the icon on the left of this page.  You will be asked to put in the library you want the materials delivered to, your card number and your pin.  Then you put in the title of the item you are looking for.  This must be a item not available in CLAMS. You will see a display of all items available with that title. Just click on the one you want and submit it to be ordered.  We'll take care of the rest! Because these items are coming a distance you get extra time to return them.  We will call you when the item arrives.  That's all there is to it!  



Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search boxes on the right to search for an author or book

Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details

Facebook, Instagram...Pinterest, Snapchat....Have you heard these terms and wonder what they're  all about and how you might benefit from them? is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with basic computer skills how to use popular websites and apps.  Please click on the web site to see a full listing of on-line courses to help you get acquainted with these terms, apps, processes and resources.