With the Library’s Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to:

  • Receive text notices about: your holds that are available, items that are due soon or overdue, and fines.
  • Send a text to renew an item.
  • Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.

[Note: There is no charge from the Library for this service, however you may see a charge for incoming text messages at the standard rate applied by your cell phone carrier, depending on your plan or package.]


Sign Up by Form

Fill out and submit this form to receive text message notifications about your library account.

[Note: All fields are required.]

Please enter the full library card number located on the back of your card.

You should receive a confirmation text message within 5 minutes of submitting this form. If you don't get a text within 15 minutes:

  • Create a SHOUTBOMB contact on your phone, and enter the phone number 847-892-1940.
  • Text WEBCONFIRM (WEBCONFIRMAR for Spanish) to the contact created above.

After a successful registration, you will receive text messages indicating which of the available notice types have been activated and which have not. You can opt into or out of any of the notice types by texting the appropriate keywords listed below to the SHOUTBOMB contact.


Sign Up by Text

  • Create a SHOUTBOMB contact on your phone, and enter the phone number 847-892-1940.
  • Text the keyword "SIGNUP+yourlibrarycard+pin" to the contact created above. (Example: SIGNUP+21113001234567+4321)

After a successful registration, you will receive text messages indicating which of the available notice types have been activated and which have not. You can opt into or out of any of the the notice types by texting the appropriate keywords listed below to the SHOUTBOMB contact.


Service Keywords/Commands:
Below is a list of keywords that you can use to manage your account by texting them directly to the Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service.

 

Keyword Description
HOLDS Hold notices Opt in/Out
Text HL to see a list of your items available for pickup.
OVERDUE Overdue notices Opt in/Out
Text OL to view a list of overdue items.
RENEW Courtesy/Renew notices Opt in/Out
Text RL to view a list of items due soon and RA to renew all.
MYBOOKS View the items checked out and total fees/fines.
RESEND View messages from the last 3 days.
NOTICES See the current status of all the Opt in/out notice types.
ADDCARD To receive text alerts for another card within your family, text ADDCARD+familymemberlibrarycard+pin
(Example: ADDCARD+21113001234567+4321)
DROPCARD To end text alerts for a specific library card, text DROPCARD+specificlibrarycard+pin.
(Example: DROPCARD+21113001234567+4321)
MYCARDS View a list of your registered family cards.
IOWEU View the current total fee/fines for each of the registered family cards.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Library announcements service Opt in/Out
NEWPASS If you change the PIN number for a specific library account, text NEWPASS+yourlibrarycard+pin to update your account with the text notification service.
SWITCHPHONE Switch to a different phone number.
STOP Quit the text notification service.