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How to Get Account Reminders

When you sign up for a library card, you can decide how you would like to receive the following reminders about your library account:

  • Holds notices: Sent when items become available for you to check out
  • Almost overdue reminders: Sent three days before something is due so you have plenty of time to return or renew the items (Sent by email and text only)
  • Overdue reminders: Sent after items become overdue to help you avoid large fines

Reminder options:

  • Email
    (email reminders will come from an email address like, or [yourlibraryname] - please add these as safe senders to your account)
  • Text message
    (messages are sent starting at 5:30 a.m.; standard message rates apply)
  • Phone recording
  • Mail

You can change your preference any time:

  1. Log into the Alternate Catalog
  2. Click on Contact Information and Preferences
  3. Under Preferences, select your preference
  4. If you select Text Messaging, select the field with your cell phone number and your carrier (See video for more details)
  5. If you select Email Address, select Full HTML format
  6. Click Submit Change Request

If you have questions about your library account, please contact your library.