Text Notices

Shoutbomb text message alerts for Plainfield Public Library Cardholders.

Keep up-to-date with your library account by signing up for Shoutbomb text alerts.  With this text messaging service, you can use your phone to:

  • Receive text notices about holds that are available, items due soon, overdue items and fines.
  • Send a text to renew items (when available).
  • Check the status of all your library items.
  • And more…

PLEASE NOTE: The library does not charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s regular text-messaging rates apply.  

Signing up for text alerts is easy! Use one of the two methods below.  

Method 1 – Sign up using your phone Method 2 – Sign up using this form

To get started, text the message:

SIGNUP+yourlibrarycard to (815) 782-0523

Note: the “+” is important and there should be no spaces.  (Ex. SIGNUP+21907001258061)

You’ll receive a message from Shoutbomb to confirm your PIN.

Once registration is completed, you will automatically get text notices about your library account.

Opt In or Out of Any Shoutbomb Features

TEXT the highlighted keywords shown below to (815) 782-0523 to set up additional text alerts.

Shoutbomb Text Alerts
Features TEXT this keyword: Description of Features
HOLDS & CHECKOUTS MYBOOKS get the status of all your library items
opt-in or out
get a list of your available items
opt-in or out
view a list of overdue items
renew all overdue items
opt-in or out
view a list of items due soon
renew all items due soon
RESEND RESEND resend last message from Shoutbomb
NOTICES NOTICES view status of all the opt-in/out notices
ADDCARD ADDCARD+librarycard receive text alerts for another family card 
DROPCARD DROPCARD end text alerts for a specific library card
MYCARDS MYCARDS view all family cards
IOWEU IOWEU view current total fee/fines 
FEES FEES opt-in or out for notices about fines and fees
HELP HELP get info about all Shoutbomb commands
NEWPASS NEWPASS+yourlibrarycard update account with new PIN number
(only when PIN is changed)
SWITCHPHONE  SWITCHPHONE switch to a different phone
 STOP  STOP quit the service