Western Counties Regional Library is making it easier for people to know when their book or movie is ready for pick up from their nearest library branch.

Through its Same Page catalogue as of Nov. 21, library users can receive text/SMS alerts straight to their mobile device.

“Text Message Notifications are a way for you to be notified that items you have requested are ready for you to pick up,” says library Executive Director Erin Comeau.

To opt in, visit your nearest library location and sign on to the service.

Important Notes about Text Message Notifications:

  • Please do not attempt to reply to the text message – the library will not be able to receive any texts sent back to it.
  • Standard text messaging rates may apply. This is based on one’s phone service plan and not the responsibility of the library.
  • Text messages do not stop other notification methods. Text notice messages are sent in addition to the email or phone notices that one may already be receiving.

Need more help? Please contact any of the library’s 10 branches, if you have any other questions.