Shoutbomb is a FREE text message-based service that sends you reminders from your library. Keep on top of your due dates, renew items, find out when a hold is ready for pickup, and get notifications about the programs and events that interest you!
Why Should I Sign Up?
Receive text messages on your phone immediately when:
• Items you requested are ready for pickup.
• Items you are borrowing are overdue.
Use your phone to text the library to:
• Renew your items
Shoutbomb has features to make managing your account easier:
• Receive notices on multiple library cards.
Signing up is totally free! Standard text rates apply.
How To Sign Up Using Your Cell Phone:
- Using a phone that can send text-messages to an e-mail address.
- Text the word SIGNUP to (860) 345-1307.
- You should receive a reply asking for a library card number.
- Text your library card number.
- You should receive a confirmation text with an email request. Responding with your email address is optional.
What can Shoutbomb do?
You can interact with Shoutbomb via text message in a variety of ways.
Text these commands to (860) 345-1307:
HELP – Detailed description of each keyword
ADDCARD+card# – Add a secondary library card to your notification account
DROPCARD – Remove a secondary library card
HOLDS – Hold notices Opt In/Out
NOTICES – Current status of all your Opt In/Out services
QUIT+card# – Stop this text notices service
RENEW – Renew notices Opt In/Out
RESEND – Resend the last message
SIGNUP+card# – Register for this text notices service
SWITCHPHONE – Change the phone number receiving texts
OVERDUE – Overdue notice Opt In/Out
FEES – Fee notice Opt In/Out
ADDEMAIL+email address – Update email address
DROPMAIL – Delete email address
IOWEU – Display Fines and Fees
Get Custom Notifications from the West Haven Library!
Want to get the latest from the library? Text the following keywords to (860) 345-1307:
whnews: general library announcements, including hours updates and snow closings
whadult: announcements about library programs for adults
whchildren: announcements about library programs for children
whteen: announcements about library programs for teens