Get Notices About Your Library Account


Email notification

Login to My Account and click on Edit Account to make your selection or call the customer service desk at 630-961-4100.

Why am I not getting my email notices?

Please make sure your spam or junk mail folder is set to accept messages from

Text message (Shoutbomb)

Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the Shoutbomb text messaging service.

  • Receive text notices about items available to pick up, items due soon, overdue items and fines.
  • Send a text to request a renewal and receive a text back with the result of your request.
  • Send a text to see your account's expiration date.
  • Set up multiple library accounts on the same phone.

PLEASE NOTE: The library does not charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s regular text-messaging rates apply.

It is easy to sign up! Use one of the two methods below.

Method 1 - Sign up using your phone.

Follow the instructions below and send a text.

  • Text the keyword SIGNUP+yourlibrarycard+pin to 844-339-8546
    ​(Example: Signup+21318001234567+4321) The “+” is important and there should be no spaces.
  • After a successful registration, you will receive two text messages: One indicating which of the available services are active/inactive; the second providing the command MYCARDS to review all registered cards.
Method 2 - Signup using this form.
8 + 11 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Opt In or Out of Any Shoutbomb Features

TEXT the highlighted keywords shown below to 844-339-8546.

TEXT this keyword:
to inquire about the status of all your library items
to opt in or out
to see a list of your items available for pickup
to opt in or out
to view a list of overdue items
to renew all overdue items
to opt in or out
to view a list of items due soon
to renew all items due soon
to view messages from the last 3 days
to view the current status of all the Opt in/out notices
to receive text alerts for another card within your family
Use your personal card number and pin as well as the + sign and no spaces (Example: AddCard+21318001234567+4321)
to end text alerts for a specific library card
to view all family cards
to view the current total fee/fines for each of the registered barcodes
to subscribe to library announcements
if you change the PIN number for a specific library account, to update your account with the text notification service
to switch to a different phone
to quit the service

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.