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New Mobile Services

With life being busier than ever, we understand that you may not always be able to come to the library. So, we are bringing the library to you by expanding our mobile services.

The first new service we are offering is Text Message NotificationsSMS Text Notifications. This service will send a text message to your phone when you have a hold available to pick up, when items are due soon, and overdue items and fines. It also allows you to send us a text message to renew items, and will return a message to you letting you know if it was renewed. Text messages are only sent when there is a system update to your account and usually arrives around 9 am. While the library does not charge for this service, normal text message rates from your cellular phone service provider do apply.

All you need to get started with this service is a mobile phone capable of sending text messages to an email address (it does not have to be a “smartphone”), your library card number, and your library card PIN. Please refer to the signup page for full instructions.

 

Library AnywhereOur other new service is Library Anywhere. This service brings the library catalog and your account right to your fingertips an any web capable mobile phone. You can search for materials, review materials checked out on your account, place holds, renew books, see fines, and find out basic library events and information. While the library does not charge for this service, standard data usage charges from your mobile phone service provider do apply.

This service can be accessed in your mobile browser on any web capable phone by going to libanywhere.com. Alternately, smartphone users may install a Library Anywhere app on their phone from iTunes for iPhone or Android Market for Android phones.