About the Library

Library News Releases

Header Image

Library News Release

Release Date: 01/29/2004

New service will help Library patrons keep track of due dates for books

The Seattle Public Library will launch a new service to help patrons return loaned books and materials on time.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 23, patrons signed up to receive Library notices by email will receive "due date reminders" three days before their Library items are due. This will give Library cardholders time to either renew their materials or return them before accruing fines.

More than 100,000 cardholders of The Seattle Public Library receive Library notices by email. The Library encourages patrons to receive notices by email because it saves paper, postage and labor costs.
Megan Taylor, manager of the Borrower Services Department, said the reminder messages will automatically occur on all Library email accounts.

"Failure to receive reminders will not excuse patrons from late charges," she said.

Patrons who receive Library notices by mail or TeleCirc will not receive the messages.

To sign up for email notices, visit your local branch, call 206-386-4190, or email with your current email address. Be sure to include your Library card number in the email.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

< Back To Index