Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library’s Shoutbomb text messaging service.
PLEASE NOTE: The library does not charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s regular text-messaging rates apply.
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.
Will I be charged for this service?
How do I sign up for the Shoutbomb service?
How do I use the Shoutbomb service in Spanish?
How do I send a text message to an e-Mail address?
What do I do if I don’t get a reply from the Shoutbomb services?
When will I receive texts?
What kinds of messages are available with the Shoutbomb service?
What other keywords can I use with Shoutbomb?
What if I switch phones but keep the same number?
How do I report an issue?
How do I quit using the Shoutbomb service?
The library doesn’t charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s regular text messaging rates still apply. Check with your cell phone service provider to see the cost of text messages in your service plan.
Send a text message with only the keyword signup to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form on this page.
You will receive a reply asking you for your library card number. If you receive a reply telling you that we could not understand your message, this typically means that the text was typed incorrectly. For example, signup is correct while sign up is not.
Reply with only the information requested. If library card number is mistyped or a zero was accidentally omitted, an error message will be received asking for the number once again. Go back to your original message and make sure the library card number entered is accurate, make any necessary corrections and resend. If you resend the same number you will not receive a reply. (See “What do I do if I don’t get a reply?” for more info.)
If the library card number is valid, you will receive a message asking for your PIN.
If the PIN is valid, you will receive a message thanking you for registering.
If registration is complete, you will receive a message asking for your e-Mail address. Sending your e-Mail address is optional.
This completes the signup process.
In order to use a language other than English, you must select the appropriate keyword that corresponds to the English equivalent. Below are the Spanish translations for each of the English keywords.
*Note: in some cases the keywords are always in English
Nearly every text-capable phone has the ability to send messages to an e-Mail address. Generally, you create a new contact, and instead of adding a phone number, add the email@example.com e-Mail address. Give the contact a name, such as “Library texts,” that will be easy to remember. Send a text to the newly created contact.
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The Shoutbomb service processes all request within 60 seconds of receiving your message, but some cell phone providers do not deliver this first message promptly.
Texts will be sent only when activity on your account triggers a message and will usually arrive around 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
By default, the following notices are turned on; however, texting the related keyword to firstname.lastname@example.org will turn that type of notice off. Texting the keyword again, will turn that type of notice back on.
Send all keywords to email@example.com
If you switch to a new cell phone and the phone number remains the same it won't always transfer the service to the new phone. Text the keyword SWITCHPHONE to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow any prompts.
If you are experiencing any issues with the service or you would like to make a suggestion for improvement, please text/e-Mail your comments to email@example.com
Because Shoutbomb is a separate service not affiliated with your library or Winnefox Library System, we are unable to tell whether or not a text notice was sent or received. Remember, you will still receive whatever e-Mail, phone, paper notices you would normally get from the library. Winnefox Library System is using Shoutbomb to provide you an additional notification option to help you manage your library account easier: on your phone, wherever you may be.
To end all text notifications and cancel your registration, text the message quit to firstname.lastname@example.org, then reply to the instructions from Shoutbomb.