Text Notifications

What is ShoutBomb?

Shoutbomb is a text messaging service the gives the Library the ability to send you text notices for holds, due dates, overdue items and renewals. The Library does not charge a fee for this service, but your mobile phone plan’s regular text messaging rates apply. To use this service you will need a mobile phone and wireless service that can send text messages to an email address (many cell phones can do this… it does not have to be a smartphone).

Signup Method 1: Fill Out This Form

Language of Notices
Your Phone (Numbers Only)
Library Card Number (Numbers Only)

Signup Method 2: Use Your Phone

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    Let’s get started. Send a text message to the number: 630–451–8970. In the body of the text please type SIGNUP and then send the message.

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    Shoutbomb will send you messages. Follow the prompts by replying with your barcode and PIN. If you don’t know your PIN contact the Circulation Department.

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    That’s it! You may opt in/out at anytime. Find a list of handy text commands to this page.

Basic Commands

  • SIGNUP: The initial startup command.
  • QUIT: Opt out of Shoutbomb. You will need your barcode and pin.
  • ADDCARD: Add another library card to your Shoutbomb registration.
  • DROPCARD: Remove a library card from your Shoutbomb registration.
  • FEES, HOLDS, OVERDUE, RENEW: These separate commands act as toggle switches. If set to on you will receive that particular notice.
  • MYBOOKS: To inquire about the status of all your library items.
  • HL: To receive a list of holds that are ready for pickup.
  • RA: To renew all eligible items.
  • RL: To receive a list of items you can renew.
  • OA: To renew all eligible overdue materials.
  • OL: To receive a list of overdue items you can renew.
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