Clark is now a LION!



As of January 7, 2014 Bethany residents may enjoy the benefits of being part of the LION/Libraries Online Consortium. Benefits are plentiful for all patrons. Patrons may begin to download digital items using Overdrive and Zinio. Overdrive gives readers access to electronic and audio books. It works with over 200 types of devices ranging from personal computers to tablets to e-readers to smart phones. Zinio is a portal to 180 magazines which can be downloaded to most electronic devices. When you begin to use both services, you will need to download the Overdrive or Zinio software to your reading device.

More choices and more possibilities for reading become available to Bethany residents simply by using the LION wide catalog. Let’s say a book or a movie you really want to borrow is not available at Clark but is at Woodbridge Town Library. Instead of having to drive to Woodbridge to checkout and pickup the book, you can order it from the catalog to come to Bethany and check it out at Bethany. And, fans of Amazon, that’s for free!

If you already have a library card at Clark, your card is automatically part of the LION system. You will not have to go into another LION library to register your card. Do register your card through the LION catalog in order to set your home library and enter your email.

Here is an alphabetical listing of all our fellow LION libraries:

James Blackstone (Branford)

Durham Public Library

East Lyme, East Lyme High School

Essex Library Association

Guilford Free Library

Brainerd Memorial (Haddam)

Rathbun Free Memorial (East Haddam)

Ivoryton Library

Ledyard Libraries-Bill

Ledyard Libraries – Gales Ferry

F.C. Scranton Memorial

Meriden Public Library

Russell Library (Middletown)

Public Library of New London

Mitchell College Library

North Branford Libraries – Atwater and Smith

North Haven Memorial

Otis Library (Norwich)

Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes

Acton Public Library (Old Saybrook)

Orange-Case Memorial

Willougby Wallace Library (Stony Creek)

Wallingford Public Library

Yalesville Library

Westbrook Public Library

West Haven Public Library – Piantino and Mason Branches

Woodbridge Town Library.