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Five Towns Libraries Offer Text Message Renewals

Skip a trip for another few weeks with a borrowed book.

For anyone with a cell phone, renewing a book at Five Towns libraries is now as easy as texting “RENEW.”

Both and Public Libraries introduced a system that texts patrons their borrowed book’s due date. Residents can reply with the word “RENEW,” and another text will follow confirming the transaction. If a borrower has overdue items or owes fines, or if there is a hold on the book, the renewal will be denied.

In all, 52 of Nassau County’s 54 libraries have started utilizing this technology, the South Shore Standard reports.

melissa gates January 07, 2012 at 02:50 PM
So cool! Thanks for the info!

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