When are Text Alerts sent out?

Hold Pickup and Overdue alerts are sent between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. You will receive one (1) text alert message for each hold item.
Reminder text alerts are sent out at 9:00 am two (2) days before your item(s) are due.

How much does it cost?

Library Text Alerts is a free service offered at no charge for anyone with an Ocean State Libraries card. Text message and data charges may apply depending on your phone plan.

I am not receiving the Text Alerts. What should I do?

Shortly after registering for the service you should receive a confirmation text. If you do not receive the confirmation message, return to the form and opt in again. A typo in your phone number will prevent you from receiving messages.

Some cell phone providers provide the ability to filter text messages. You may need to allow incoming messages from 82453 or 35143 short codes.

How do I Opt Out from Library Text Alerts?

To opt out from the Library Text Alerts, send a text message with the word STOP, STOP ALL, END, QUIT, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE to 82453 or 35143 from your mobile phone and we will unsubscribe you from our service. You will not receive any additional text messages via your mobile phone.

You may also opt out by logging into your patron record and updating your patron record.

  1. Go to http://catalog.oslri.net/ and click the Login to Your Account link.
  2. Click on the Modify Email / Text Alert Options link.
  3. Scroll down and uncheck the box next to ‘Opt In’ to Text Messaging.
  4. Submit the form.