Alameda County Library is going paperless when it comes to notifying patrons about the status of library materials.
Beginning on January 1, 2018, we will no longer mail out paper notifications about the status of library materials. Instead, we will continue to provide notifications through phone, email, or text messaging.
This change will:
- Provide faster and more efficient notifications for patrons about holds and overdue items.
- Decrease paper use and lessen our environmental impact.
- Reduce costs and save taxpayer dollars.
Most patrons already use email, phone, or text messaging as their preferred notification method. Only two percent of patrons receive notices by mail.
To change your notifications to phone, email, or text messaging, please contact or visit your local branch library. Also, please be aware that if you choose text messaging some charges may apply based on your cell phone carrier.