Text Notifications

Texting Notifications 2021Courtesy Text Notices

Keep track of your library account on your mobile phone using our Shoutbomb text messaging service. Sign up to receive texts when:

  • Items you requested are ready for pickup
  • Items you have borrowed are due soon
  • Items are overdue

You can quickly and easily renew your items (as long as they are renewable) via a simple text! You can also keep track of your family's items if you choose to add their card numbers to your service. All the details can be found in the User Guide/FAQs (PDF).

Note: There is no fee to sign up for our text messaging service, but your mobile service provider's regular text messaging rates apply.

How do I sign up?

If you've never received text message notices from the library, use either option shown below. Feel free to reference our User Guide/FAQs (PDF) for more information about this service.

Sign up by texting

  • Text the word SIGNUP to 844-213-0768
  • You will receive a reply from Shoutbomb requesting your library card number
  • Text your library card number

Sign up by form

Sign Up HereYou will receive a confirmation text message once the setup is complete. A response using this signup method takes one business day.

If you have problems signing up for text notifications, please either email or call the Technology Librarian at 308-233-3612.

Basic Commands

You can text the following commands to 844-213-0768  anytime after you've signed up for this service. Follow any instructions that are texted back to you.

Register an additional KPL card or cards for text notices

Cancel text notices for cards added

(Substitute your 5-digit zipcode for #####)
Add your zipcode to match your phone with KPL. This is required for ISBN searching.

(Substitute a book's ISBN for ##########)
Check if a book is available at KPL

Inquire about the status of all your library items, including holds not yet available

If you change your phone number/mobile carrier, this text will update your profile

Test your connection to the service

Get info about all possible commands

Get the last message sent to you again

Cancel all text notifications and completely removes you from the service

Message Settings

To view and change your text message settings, text these commands:

See your current on/off status for each type of notice. Do this first!

Turn off/on hold notices

Turn off/on courtesy notices (reminders of items that are due soon)

Turn overdue notices off/on

Turn off/on notices about fines and fees

Replying to Notices

Get a list of holds that are ready for pickup

Get a list of items you can renew

Renew all eligible items

Get a list of overdue items

Use this to opt-out of getting special library announcements