Text Notices from the Library

Willard Library will text you when:

  • Items you have requested are available to pickup
  • Items you have checked out are due soon

You may text the library to:

  • Renew items
  • Check your account balance
  • Receive a list of your current checkouts

You can choose these message options:

  • Send and receive in English or Spanish
  • Receive notices for more than one library card

You will need the following to get started:

  • A phone that can send a text message to an e-mail address
  • Subscription to text messaging with your wireless carrier. This service is free from the Library, but standard text rates apply.

To sign up using your cell phone:

1. Create a new contact (WL Text) in your phone with email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. Text the word SIGNUP to the new contact.

>>You will receive a message asking for a library card number.

3. Text your library card number.

>>You will receive a message asking for your PIN

4. Text your PIN. (Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number on file at the library.)

>>You will receive a confirmation.

5. OPTIONAL. It will ask for your email address.

TIP: You can combine steps, 2, 3, and 4 into a single text using a plus sign between each part.

Example:SIGNUP+23330001234567+1111

How to send and receive texts:

  • When you receive a text notice, follow the prompts.
  • To send a text to the library, use the following commands:
English Spanish Description
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
MYBOOKS   Current list of all checkouts
NOTICES AVISOS Current status of all your Opt In/Out services
OVERDUE  ATRASADO Overdue notice Opt In/Out 
RENEW RENOVAR Renew notices Opt In/Out
RESEND REENVIAR Resend the last message
SWITCHPHONE  CAMBIARTELEFONO  Change the phone number receiving texts
ISBN  ISBN  Library catalog search by ISBN 
UPC UPC Library catalog search by UPC on music CDs
QUIT SALIR Stop this text notices service