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Library Text Message Alerts


Update:  Due to recent system changes, text message alerts are currently not available.  We are continuing to work with our system vendors to try to restore this service, and hope to have it available in the near future.


Now you can have library notices sent directly to your phone!

No more waiting to receive library notices by mail, or having to log in to your email to look for notices.  Hold, overdue, and even our popular pre-due reminder notices can now be sent directly to your smartphone.  You can also...

  • renew via text message – all items you currently have checked out, or just selected items

  • get a list of overdues or fines at any time

  • turn each type of notice (hold, pre-due, overdue) on or off at any time to fit your personal needs

  • register multiple library cards on your phone; if you're a parent, you can receive notices for all of your children's cards

This service is free of charge from the Library,* and available to both Morton Grove residents and non-residents (non-resident cards must be registered at the Library's Check-Out Desk).


Three ways to subscribe:

  • On your phone, text signup+barcode number+PIN (including the + signs) to (for example, signup+21245001231234+1234)

  • or scan the QR code to the right

  • or on your phone, text the message signup to  You'll receive messages asking for your library card barcode number (without spaces) and then your PIN.

In each case, you will receive a confirmation message that your registration was successful.

You will initially be signed up for all notice types; you can use the commands at the right to change your settings.


* Charges from your wireless carrier may apply depending on your messaging package.  
  Text message notices are in addition to the regular printed or emailed notices.
  Messaging service provide by Shoutbomb LLC.

Messaging Commands

For a complete list of commands, text HELP to Or, text HELP followed by a command for a description and instructions (for example, HELP HOLDS).

Managing Your Subscription

Register an additional library card (such as your child's card) for text messages on your phone.

Cancel text notices for a card added with ADDCARD.

MYCARDS:  list of library cards linked to your phone.

QUIT:  stop receiving library text notices.

HOLDS:  turn hold notices on or off.

OVERDUE:  turn overdue notices on or off.

RENEW:  turn pre-due reminder notices on or off.

Other Commands

HL:  get a list of holds that are ready for pick up.

OL:  get a list of overdue items.

RL:  get a list of items you can renew.

RA:  renew all eligible items.

IOWEU:  to see the amount of current fees/fines.

RESEND:  have your most recent message resent to you.


6140 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2989


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Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm



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