Email Notification

When your held items are available, email notification is an easy and convenient alternative to phone call notification.

You will receive emails when:

  • Items you’ve placed on hold are ready for pick up at the library
  • Checked out materials are due in 3 days
  • Checked out materials are overdue

To Subscribe or Unsubscribe: Click Here

To change your email address for notification, first unsubscribe, then re-subscribe using your new email address.

Text Notifications

Want to get text alerts from the library?  Text Notification is a convenient addition to email or telephone notification.
You will receive texts when:
  • Items you’ve placed on hold are ready for pick up at the library
  • Checked out materials are due in 3 days
  • Checked out materials are overdue

You can also use texts to get notifications about fees, to renew items, to see all checked out items, and more!

To subscribe:

  • Text the word SIGNUP to 616.432.2161
  • You will receive a text asking for your library barcode.  When you reply with your barcode, a second text will ask for your PIN.
  • After you’ve sent your PIN, you will receive a confirmation message.

You can have notifications for multiple library cards go to the same phone number.  For how to set this up and and additional ways text alerts can be used, take a look at this document.

Text alerts are a free service, but standard carrier message charges may apply (if you pay for text messages, you’ll be charged for these as well).