Shoutbomb Text Notices

Text notices

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

  • Receive text notices about your holds and items that are due soon and fees associated with your account.
  • Send a text to renew an item.
  • Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.
Sign up
  • Create a SHOUTBOMB contact on your phone, and enter the email address:
  • Text the keyword "SIGNUP+yourlibrarycard+pin" to the contact created above. (Example: Signup+21318001234567+4321)
  • After a successful registration, you will receive two text messages: One asking you to provide your email address; the second indicating which of the available services are active/inactive. Providing your email address is optional.

Opt in or out of any features

Text the highlighted keywords from the table below to
Text HOLDS to opt in or out.
Text HL to see a list of your items available for pickup.
Text OVERDUE to opt in or out.
Text OL to view a list of overdue items and OA to renew all.
Text RENEW to opt in or out.
Text RL to view a list of items due soon and RA to renew all.
Text RESEND to view messages from the last 3 days.
Text NOTICES to view the current status of all the Opt in/out notices.
Text ADDCARD+yourlibrarycard+pin 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)
Text DROPCARD to end text alerts for a specific library card,.
Text MYCARDS to view all family cards, .
Text IOWEU to view the current total fee/fines for each of the registered barcodes.
Text ANNOUNCEMENTS to subscribe to library announcements.
Text NEWPASS+yourlibrarycard+pin if you change the PIN number for a specific library account, to update your account with the text notification service.
Text SWITCHPHONE to switch to a different phone.
Text STOP 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.