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Sign up to Receive Notice Before Library Books are Due

Starting November 3, 2008, Madison area public library users will be able to receive an e-mail notice two days before checked out items are due. This service will be available on an "opt-in" basis, so if you would like to participate, please contact your local library.

Or, you can use Library Elf like I do. Elf is a free service that works at lots of libraries, including a whole bunch in Wisconsin.

Elf will send you:

  • Email and/or RSS alerts before items are due
  • Email and/or RSS alerts on overdues and holds
  • Consolidated list of yours or your family's library loans and holds
  • Cellphone text message alerts for holds (US and Canada)
  • Real-time checking by browser

I'd be lost without this service. My family uses our local library quite heavily. Trying to keep track of items would be a nightmare without these notices.