Receive text messages on your phone immediately when:
- Items you requested are ready for pickup.
- Items you borrowed are overdue.
- Items you borrowed are able to be renewed.
Use your phone to text the library to:
- Renew your items.
- View your fines/fees.
Shoutbomb has features to make managing your account easier:
- Receive notices on multiple library cards (see commands below).
- Choose what notices you would like to receive.
Signing up is totally free. All you need to do is follow the steps below.
Standard text rates apply.
You can sign up by either:
- Going to My Account and changing your notice preference to “text” and the phone # to a mobile phone that can send and receive text messages.
- Calling the library at 517-546-0720 to help make the changes for you.
Please allow 24 hours for the changes to take effect. You will receive texts from this phone # (833) 403-0528 and you may want to add this phone# to your contacts and label it Howell Library. Text messages are sent between the hours of 9am – 5pm.
How To Use Shoutbomb
Below is a list of text commands for using Shoutbomb
|Text Command||Command Description|
|HELP||Detailed description of each keyword|
|ADDCARD+card#+PIN#||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#+PIN#||Stop this text notices service|
|RENEW||Renew notices Opt In/Out|
|RESEND||Resend the last message|
|SIGNUP+card#+PIN#||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|
|DROPEMAIL||Delete email address|
|IOWEU||Display Fines and Fees|
|MYCARDS||List of Registered cards|
|NEWPASS||Update pin linked to a barcode|
|MYBOOKS||Detailed info on your library items|