Text Alerts

Recieve text alerts about new holds, items coming due and other account related information.
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What you Need:

A mobile device capable of sending text messages.

The barcode number from your library card (ten digits, D880XXXXXX), and the PIN for your library account. If you do not know your PIN, call the library at (217) 243-5435.


Signing Up:

1. Open your messaging app and create a new text message to 309-326-7110.

2. Add the following text to your message:

Your 10-digit phone number should be the phone to which you wish to receive library alerts.

Your barcode is your library card number.

Example: WEBSIGNUP+TWILO+2178384571+D210112456


3. Add 309-326-7110 to your contact list as Jacksonville Public Library so you recognize messages in the future.
You will receive one or more texts asking you to confirm your signup request and for your PIN code to verify your account.
Once you are registered, you will automatically get text notices around 9am about holds, items due in the next 3 days, overdues and more. Texts are only send when activity in your library account triggers them.