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Manage your Library Account via Text Messaging

Manage your library account via text on your mobile phone! Shoutbomb is a service that allows Billings Public Library patrons to receive text notices about holds, items due soon and overdue items. You can even manage your whole family’s library cards from one phone.

What You Need

  1. A mobile phone with text messaging enabled
  2. Your library card number
  3. The PIN for your library account - If you don’t know your PIN, please visit one of our public service desks

How to Sign Up

  • If you already have a Billings Public Library library card, send a text message with the word “sign-up” to msc@shoutbomb.com. You will receive replies asking for your library card number and PIN.
  • To receive text notices for additional library accounts, text “addcard” to msc@shoutbomb.com.


Shoutbomb is required by contract to keep this information and the information in your text messages private. Shoutbomb cannot use your information for any purpose other than to send you text messages. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Customers will continue to receive email or telephone notifications from the library. Text message alerts are a separate service.


Shoutbomb is offered through a partnership with the Montana Shared Catalog. Billings Public Library is one of the first libraries in the state to offer the service.

For More Information

Questions? Please call 406-657-8258 or stop by one of our public service desks.