Text Alert Sign Up
For text alerts that let you know when you have an item arrive, due soon, to renew, etc. perform the following:
Text SIGNUP+your-14-digit-barcode+PIN to 833-403-0701. For example, you would write SIGNUP+123456789012345+1234 to that telephone number. The plus signs will be part of your text message.
Text Alert F.A.Q. & Basic Information
Text Notifications are an optional subscription service that enables subscribers to connect to their library accounts via text message. Users can receive notifications, renew checked out items, and request information about their requests, checked out items, and late fees with this service.
- Is there a charge for this service? This is a free service offered to anyone registered at an Allegheny County public library. Depending on your cellular phone plan, additional per-message charges may be assessed by your carrier.
- What alerts can I get? You can opt in or out of any of the following notice types by texting the associated keyword to (412) 459-7442: HOLDS, RENEW, OVERDUE, LATEFEE
- How do I renew items? To renew individual items by list, text keyword RL. To renew all checked out items, text keyword RA.
- Will I continue to receive library notices via email, postal mail, or phone call? Yes. Text notifications are supplemental to existing notification methods and you will continue to receive notices via these methods when you sign up for this service.