The Library will text you when:
You may text the library to:
Choose these message options:
All you need to get started:
1. Enter Shoutbomb (with email address firstname.lastname@example.org) as a contact in your phone.
2. Text the word SIGNUP to the new contact, email@example.com.
3. Text your library card number.
4. Text your PIN number.
5. It will also ask for your e-mail address. Texting your e-mail address is optional.
TIP: You can combine steps 2, 3, and 4 into a single text using a plus sign between parts.
To sign up online
Fill out and submit this form to receive text message notifications about your library account.
If you want to know, from any location, if a book, DVD or audiobook is available at a Pierce County Library:
Text ISBN, a space, and then the book’s 10- or 13-digit ISBN number. This will be coded on the item, e.g., ISBN 0375425969.
For music CDs: Text UPC, a space, and then the CD’s 12-digit UPC code that appears near the barcode, e,g., UPC 602498621882.
The service will reply and tell you which libraries have copies of the material or whether copies are not currently available.
When you receive a text notice, follow the prompts.
To send a text to the library, you may use these words:
|ADDCARD||ADDCARD||Add a secondary library card to your notification account|
|DROPCARD||DROPCARD||Remove a secondary library card|
|HOLDS||MANTENER||Hold notices Opt In/Out|
|IOWEU||TEDEBO||See the current fine total on your account|
|ISBN||ISBN||Library catalog search by ISBN|
|NOTICES||AVISOS||Current status of all your Opt In/Out services|
|OVERDUE||ATRASADO||Overdue notice Opt In/Out|
|QUIT||SALIR||Stop this text notices service|
|RENEW||RENOVAR||Renew notices Opt In/Out|
|RESEND||REENVIAR||Resend the last message|
|SIGNUP||REGISTRESE||Register for this text notices service|
|SWITCHPHONE||CAMBIARTELEFONO||Change the phone number receiving texts|
|UPC||UPC||Library catalog search by UPC on music CDs|
TIP: You can simplify the steps (and reduce your request to only one text message) for the ADDCARD, DROPCARD, and QUIT commands. Simply type the command followed immediately by a plus sign, your library card number, another plus sign, and your PIN.
(Use YOUR numbers instead of the those in the example, of course.)
The Library provides this text notification service via Shoutbomb. For more information go to http://www.shoutbomb.com/.
Tel: 253-548-3300 Fax: 253-537-4600 Washington Relay TTY: 711
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