Text notifications

Get notices on your phone

With Shoutbomb text messaging (SMS) service, you can use your mobile phone to:

Shoutbomb

NOTE: The library does not charge a fee for this service, but your mobile planís text messaging rates apply.

How to sign-up

To get started, text SIGNUP to 508-507-2560, then reply to the Shoutbomb messages with your library card number. Within an hour, you will receive several introductory messages.

Text Commands and Settings

Message settings- All notice types are active when you subscribe. Texting the keyword/name of a notice will turn it off. Text the keyword again to turn it back on.

Shoutbomb

HOLDS- Alerts you when a hold is available for pick-up
RENEW-Courtesy reminder that item(s) you borrowed are due in 2 days
OVERDUE- Alerts that item(s) are overdue
FEES- Alerts when item(s) are accumulating fines
NOTICES- View your current message settings

Keyword commands
MYBOOKS- Get a list of all your current checkouts, holds, and fines
ALL- Renew all eligible overdue and courtesy items
IOWEU- Check your current library fine balance
SWITCHPHONE- Update your phone number or provider
HELP- Get information about Shoutbomb commands
RESEND- Resend last message
TEST- Send a test message to check your connection
QUIT- Unsubscribe from Shoutbomb and stop receiving notices

Replying to Notices-Shoutbomb will supply you with options to reply to notices, such as:
OA- Renew all overdue items
OL- Renew overdue items by list- follow the prompts to renew individual items from list
HL- Get a list of holds ready for pickup
RW- Check which items are not eligible for renewal and why

More information about enrolling and using the service can be found at our FAQ page