Receive Library Notices Via Text!


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  • Items you requested are ready for pickup
  • Items you borrowed are almost due
  • Items you borrowed are overdue

OR text the Library to:
         • Renew your items

The Library does not charge a fee for this service, but your mobile phone plan’s regular text messaging rates apply.   

1. Using a phone that can send text-messages to an e-mail address.
2. Text the word SIGNUP to
3. You should receive a reply asking for a library card number.
4. Text your library card number.
5. You should receive a confirmation text

In addition to receiving text messages about your library materials you may also opt in to receive text alerts about what’s going on at the Library by texting the following commands to You can sign up for one or all of them.

Your Options:

meadult - alerts about Adult Programs and events
mechild - alerts about Children’s Programs and events
meearlylit - receive important information about preschool information
menews - receive important news updates from the library
mealert - receive emergency updates (i.e. early closings, cancellations)

General Text Commands

ADDCARD - Add new card(s) (i.e. spouse, children) to the same phone
ALL - Request to renew all eligible items, including overdues
DROPCARD - Remove cards from phone
IOWEU - Request amount of current fines owed.
ISBN - Text the letters ISBN and a 10 or 13-digit ISBN number to search the library catalog
MYBOOKS - Request a list of all current checkouts
MYCARDS - View your registered card number(s) and expiration date(s) of the account(s)
OA - Request to renew all overdue items
QUIT - Discontinue the text messaging service
RA - Request to renew all eligible items (not overdues)
RL - Request for list of eligible items (not overdues) to choose to renew
HELP - Text the word help and the command you need help with to receive detailed instructions.

Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Main Number 203.238.2344 Fax 203.238.3647