Mobile Services at Skokie Public Library
Access the Library from your phone!

Mobile Library apps
Mobile Library website
Mobile Library catalog
Text messaging alerts

Mobile Library Apps

Download the Skokie Public Library app to your smartphone, and enjoy convenient access to many library services. Browse the catalog, renew and reserve books, find events, ask a librarian, and much, much more.

Download the app for your Android or your Apple device, or visit skokie.boopsie.com from your mobile browser.

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Mobile Library Website

We've created a Library website specially formatted for small screens but with much of the same functionality as our regular site. The mobile version of our website features:

  • Library hours and directions
  • Contact information
  • Loan policies
  • Upcoming events
  • New item listings

Point your phone's browser to m.skokielibrary.info to check it out.

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Mobile Library Catalog

We have a version of the Library catalog optimized for mobile devices. You can use the mobile interface to:

  • Browse the collection
  • Reserve titles
  • Check your account
  • Renew items

Access the mobile catalog at mcat.skokielibrary.info.

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Text Messaging Alerts

Scan this image with your phone to sign up for Library notices via text message.Stay up-to-date on all your Library account activity! Sign up for this free service and receive updates on item holds ready to be checked out, overdue notices, and courtesy notices for items that will be due in two days. You can even renew items with a quick text.

You can sign up using one of these three methods :

  • Fill out our web signup form.
  • Text the message SIGNUP+Card Number to skokie@shoutbomb.com. (Replace "Card Number" wtih your 14-digit Library card number; do not include spaces.)
  • Scan the QR code at right with your camera phone.  (To download a free QR reader, visit the i-nigma website on your Web-enabled phone.)

 

Mobile Commands

Text these commands to skokie@shoutbomb.com for updates on your Library account, or to turn certain features on or off. You should receive a response within 60 seconds.

SIGNUP+Card Number Registers for text messaging service. Replace "Card Number" with your 14-digit Library card number; do not include spaces.
TEST Tests your connection.
HL Request a list of items currently on hold.
OL Request a list of current overdue items.
ADDCARD+Card Number Adds notifications for an additional library card to your phone. Replace "Card Number" with the corresponding 14-digit Library card number; do not include spaces.
DROPCARD+Card Number Removes a previously added library card to your phone. Replace "Card Number" with the corresponding 14-digit Library card number; do not include spaces.
ADDEMAIL+Card Number Adds an email address for backup verification. Replace "Card Number" with your 14-digit Library card number; do not include spaces.
COURTESY Toggles 2-day due date warnings on or off. Default setting is on.
OVERDUE Toggles overdue warnings on or off. Default setting is on.
HOLDS Toggles hold notices on or off. Default setting is on.
RESEND Sends last message.
QUIT+Card Number Cancels text messaging service. Replace "Card Number" with the corresponding 14-digit Library card number; do not include spaces.

Please note: Text message notifications are provided by Shoutbomb, LLC. While this is a free service offered by the Library, you may incur per-message charges depending on your wireless plan. Please contact your wireless provider for more details.

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Funding for these services was provided by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).