As part of the move to the shared library system, library patrons who choose to get their library notices by text message need to be 'opted-in' to a new SMS service. Library authorities have begun opting their existing patrons into this service (May 2017).

Patrons who have been opted-in will get a confirmation text message from LibrariesIE saying ‘Thank you for opting in to the Libraries Ireland SMS Alerts service. To opt out login to your library account at'.

Once you are logged into your online library account you can "Opt-In" by clicking on the "Edit Account Button" and following the instructions.

Then fill in details as illustrated below and click "Submit" Button:

If you believe you were opted in by mistake please contact your local library.

Patrons can choose to get their library notices by email instead of text, as explained here.