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Shoutbomb: Text Message Notification

With the new Shoutbomb text messaging service you can use your mobile phone to:

  • Send a text message to RENEW ITEMS.
  • Receive text notices about AVAILABLE HOLDS, DUE DATES, OVERDUE ITEMS and FINES.


HOW TO SIGNUP (standard texting rates apply):

  • Text the word SIGNUP to 844-213-2295.
    • You will receive a reply asking for your library card number.
  • Text your library card number (under the barcode with no spaces).
    • You will receive a confirmation text.


You may opt in to receive library news alerts.

Here are the code you can use to sign up:

  • ADDCARD – Add new card(s) (i.e. spouse, children) to the same phone
  • ALL – Request to renew all eligible items, including overdue materials
  • DROPCARD – Remove cards from phone
  • IOWEU – Request amount of current fines owed.
  • ISBN – Text the letters ISBN and a 10- or 13-digit ISBN number to search the library catalog
  • MYBOOKS – Request a list of all current checkouts
  • MYCARDS – View your registered card number(s) and expiration date(s) of the account(s)
  • OA – Request to renew all overdue items
  • QUIT – Discontinue the text messaging service
  • RA – Request to renew all eligible items (not overdue materials)
  • RL – Request for list of eligible items (not overdue materials) to choose to renew
  • NLKIDS – Register to receive alerts about services for children
  • NLEARLYLIT– Register to receive tips on how to help children birth to 5 years old develop early literacy skills
  • NLTEENS-Register to receive alerts about services for teens
  • NLADULTS-Register to receive updates about services for adults
  • NLNEWS – Register to receive important updates from the library
  • NLCLOSINGS-Register to receive important updates from the library about emergency closings

Full list of commands available at:  https://is.gd/SBhelp 

The Library does not charge a fee.  Standard text messaging rates apply.  Please check with your carrier for details.