- Receive text notices about: your holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues, and fines.
- Send a text to renew an item.
- Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.
Note: CLAMS has contracted with Shoutbomb for text messaging services.
Text Messaging Sign Up Options
Use the Online Form Below
Sign Up Using a Text Message
Shortly after registering you should receive a welcome text from Shoutbomb. There may be several minutes of delay between texts. If you do not recall receiving a welcome text, you can test your connection by texting MYBOOKS to the Shoutbomb contact you created. You should receive information on the items checked out and total fees/fines within a few minutes.
Service Keywords/Commands: is a list of keywords that you can use to manage your account by texting them directly to the Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service.
|HL||Text HL to see a list of your items available for pickup.|
|OL||Text OL to view a list of overdue items.|
|OA||Text OA to renew all overdue items. (Some materials may not be renewable.)|
|RL||Text RL to view a list of items due soon|
|RA||Text RA to renew all. (Some materials may not be renewable.)|
|MYBOOKS||View the items checked out, items available for pickup, and total fees/fines.|
|RESEND||View messages from the last 3 days.|
|ADDCARD||To receive text alerts for another card within your family, text ADDCARD+additionallibrarybarcode+password/pin
|DROPCARD||To end text alerts for a specific library card, text DROPCARD+specificlibrarybarcode+password/pin.
|MYCARDS||View a list of your registered family cards.|
|IOWEU||View the current total fee/fines for each of the registered family cards.|
|NEWPASS||If you change the Password/PIN number for a specific library account, text NEWPASS+yourlibrarybarcode+password/pin to update your account with the text notification service.|
|SWITCHPHONE||Switch to a different phone number.|
|STOP||Quit the text notification service.|
|NOTE: There is no charge from the library for this service; however, you may see a charge for incoming text messages at the standard rate applied by your cell phone carrier, depending on your plan or package.|