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Twitter & SMS

Our Library notification service allow us to keep you informed about aspects of your borrowing via Twitter or SMS.

If you register your details with us we can keep you informed about items you have requested that are available for pick up (Availability Notifications) or items you have borrowed that are due to be renewed or returned (Reminder Notifications).

You can choose to receive notices by either Twitter Direct Messages or SMS, but you can only choose one method. Unfortunately we are unable to notify you of overdue or fine notices using either of these methods.

You will continue to receive the official advice on all aspects of your borrowing via the Official Communication Channel for Curtin students or email for Curtin staff and other registered borrowers.

Can I use this service?

If you are a registered Curtin University Library user and have a Twitter account or mobile phone you can use one of these services.

How do I subscribe to the Twitter service?

You can subscribe to this service when you request an item or via Borrower Information in the Library Catalogue.

If registering via Borrower Information

Click on Borrower Information in the Library Catalogue and select Mobile Notices. Select Twitter and enter your Twitter username and click the Follow @curtinlibrary button. Click Register.

If registering at the point of placing a requesting an item

When placing a request you must select a pickup location. Immediately below the pickup location is a button Manage Mobile Notices. By clicking this button you will be able to Register to receive Twitter Direct Messages. Clicking on this button prompts you to enter your Twitter username. Enter your Twitter username, click the Follow @curtinlibrary button and then click Register.

It is essential for you to Follow @curtinlibrary on Twitter to allow us to send you Direct Messages. This will keep the notice private and allow us to send you the message as per Twitter protocols.

You only need to register once.

How do I subscribe to the SMS service?

You can subscribe to the SMS service when you request an item or via Borrower Information in the Library Catalogue.

If registering via Borrower Information

Click on Borrower Information in the Library Catalogue and select Mobile Notices. Select SMS and enter your mobile phone number. Click Register.

If registering at the point of placing a recall

When placing a recall or request you must select a pickup location. Immediately below the pickup location is a button Manage Mobile Notices. By clicking on this button you will be able to register to receive SMS notices.

You only need to register once.

How do I unsubscribe?

The next time you place a recall or request you will see a link to unsubscribe from the service immediately below the pickup location options. Click Unsubscribe. The text now changes to allow you to re-register if you wish. You can also do this via Borrower Information.

What should I do if I change my Twitter username?

If you change your Twitter username you can update it next time you place a recall/request or via Borrower Information. Click on Manage Mobile Notices again and you will be able to re-enter your new information. The next notice you receive will then be sent to your updated Twitter username.

What should I do if I change my mobile phone number?

If you change your mobile phone number you can update it next time you place a recall/request or via Borrower Information. Click on Manage Mobile Notices again and you will be able to re-enter your new number. The next notice you receive will then be sent to your updated number.

When will I receive notifications?

Notifications are sent during Library opening hours.

How much does this service cost me?

This service is free.