What are Early Notifications?

CMRLS will send an email or text to you three days before your library items are due. The message will list the items and their due-dates. Parents or guardians may have children’s notices sent to their email address at work or home or their cell phone.

How do I get Early Notifications?

You may visit any CMRLS library to register for Early Notifications. You must have your library card with you to register. Tell staff at the circulation desk that you would like to register and give them your email address or cell phone number. It is that easy!

You may also contact your branch by email. Click on the name of the branch you visit most often. Click the email address of the branch to send an email. Type “Email Notifications” as the subject of the email. List your full name, library card barcode number and the email address/cell phone number you wish to register for notification in the body of the email.

What should I do when I get an Early Notification?

You may return or renew your library items to avoid late fees after receiving the email or text notification. Renewing items to extend the due date can be done at any CMRLS library, on the phone by TeleCirc, or online through our Online Catalog. You will need your library card barcode and PIN (Personal Identification Number) to renew the items.