New service available! Get library account info & alerts via text.

Sign up for Text Message Notifications 

Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library’s 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.


What you need

  • A text messaging-capable mobile phone
  • Subscription to text messaging (confirm with your cell phone service plan)
  • The fourteen digit barcode number from your library card
  • The PIN for your library account


Sign up using your phone

  1. Text the word SIGNUP to 205-358-4149
  2. Then reply to the messages from Shoutbomb with your library card number and PIN

TIP: You can combine the steps into a single text using a plus sign between parts. Example: SIGNUP+21405000009000+1111. (Use YOUR numbers instead of the those in the example, of course.)

Once your Shoutbomb registration has been completed, you will automatically get text notices about items available to pick up, items that are due soon, overdue items and fines. A text will be sent only when activity on your account triggers a message.

Go here for more info:

Shoutbomb Signup and FAQ

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