What kinds of library notices can I receive? Woman holding cell phone

Chatham-Kent Public Library patrons can sign-up to recieve the following notices:

  • Your hold has arrived!
  • Item coming due in 3 days
  • Overdue material 
  • Library program reminder 

Is there a charge for this service?

Standard text messaging rates do apply. Some cell phone providers may charge additional fees for the email to text service. Depending on your service provider, email to text messages may be sent as MMS messages. To receive MMS messages, cellular data must be turned on.  

What will the text message look like? 

Library notices will be sent as brief text messages, e.g. "Your hold has arrived!" For more information, check your account online by logging in at search.ckpl.ca or contact your local CKPL branch. 

How do I sign up?

Sign up at any CKPL branch or by logging in to your account at search.ckpl.ca.

To sign up online:

  • Find your email to text address for your cell phone provider in the chart below.
  • Log-in to your account at search.ckpl.ca
  • In the My Account screen, click Edit Account 
The modify patron information screen in the My Account screen of the library catalogue.
  • In the email box:
    • If blank, type in your email to text address (see chart below to find your provider's information) without dashes or spaces, e.g. 5195551234@msg.telus.com
    • If your email address is there and you wish to receive both email and text message notifications, add a comma after your email address followed by your email to text address, with no spaces, e.g. janedoe@gmail.com,5195551234@msg.telus.com
    • If blank and you wish to receive both email and text message notifications, type your email followed by a comma and your email to text address, with no spaces, e.g. janedoe@gmail.com,5195551234@msg.telus.com
  • Click Submit to save your changes 

Common Cell Phone Providers' Email to Text Addresses

Provider
Email to Text Address
Bell
number@txt.bell.ca 
e.g. 5195551234@txt.bell.ca
number@txt.bellmobility.ca
e.g. 5195551234@txt.bellmobility.ca 
Telus
number@msg.telus.com
e.g. 5195551234@msg.telus.com
Koodo
number@msg.koodomobile.com
e.g. 5195551234@msg.koodomobile.com
Rogers/Chatr
number@pcs.rogers.com
e.g. 5195551234@pcs.rogers.com

*charges per text message or as monthly email to text subscription fee may apply
Fido
number@fido.ca
e.g. 5195551234@fido.ca

*charges per text message or as monthly email to text subscription fee may apply
Virgin Mobile
number@vmobile.ca
e.g. 5195551234@vmobile.ca
Freedom Mobile (formerly Wind Mobile)
number@txt.freedommobile.ca
e.g. 5195551234@txt.freedommobile.ca
PC Mobile
number@mobiletxt.ca
e.g. 5195551234@mobiletxt.ca