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Get Library Notices by Text Message

Phone with example of library notice TXT.

About the Text Notices service

Would you like to know when the books that you have requested are ready to be picked up?
Or would you like to get reminder when your books are due back?

Now we can send notices like these to you by text message. All you have to do is register to the text message service. It's free, easy and convenient.

How students register for Library TXT notices

  1. Go to myUnitec here http://myunitec.unitec.ac.nz/ and login with your usual Unitec network login
  2. From left menu select Student self service
  3. Click the 'mobile phone' link under the 'personal information' heading  
    MyUnitec mobile number field
  4. Click on Add a Phone Number
  5. From the drop-down under Phone Type, select Library Notices SMS and enter your mobile number.
  6. Click Save  
    Select Library Notices SMS from dropdown

How staff register for Library TXT notices

  1. Go to myUnitec here http://myunitec.unitec.ac.nz/ and login with your usual Unitec network login
  2. From left menu select Staff Self Service
  3. Select Personal Information > Phone Numbers
  4. Click on Add a Phone Number
  5. From the drop-down under Phone Type, select Library Notices SMS and enter your mobile number.
  6. Enter mobile number into row for Library Notices SMS
  7. Click Save

What notices will you get?

Once you are registered you will start to receive the following types of Library Notices via TXT:

  • Your Request/Recall is available to pick up - An item that you requested is now available to pick up from your chosen library.
  • Your item has been recalled - An item you have out has been recalled by another user and must be returned within 7 days (or less if it was due earlier).
  • Reminder notice - Advance notice that some items you have out will be due for return in a few days time (also known as a Courtesy Notice).
  • Due Date Change Notice - This notice tells you the due date of any item for whichthe return date has changed.
  • Lost Loan Notification Notice - An item you have out is very overdue. Unless you return it immediately, you will be charged the replacement cost of this item.

How to unregister / unsubscribe

If you wish to stop receiving notices at any time just follow the insturctions for regisering to txt noitces and delete the line for Library Notices SMS. Click on Save.

More about the text notice service

The text messages will be automated and one way only.

  • Replies cannot be received by text, so do not reply to messages you receive. If you require more information check your library record online, or phone our land line (09)815 4185.
  • You need to register in order to use the service, and by registering you agree to accept the Terms and Conditions listed below.
  • You will continue to receive notices via email whether or not you register for text messages.
  • Feedback is welcome. Any comments or questions can be sent to library@unitec.ac.nz

Terms and Conditions of Use

  • Due to the uncertainty of text messaging, the Library cannot guarantee that you will successfully receive text messages.
  • Texts can be sent only to mobile phones on the major networks in New Zealand.
  • This service is only for students and staff of Unitec.
  • Messages will not be received if the registered mobile phone is outside New Zealand at the time the message is sent.
  • Privacy: Unitec uses an external SMS service for text messages. Signing up with this service authorises the Library to provide your mobile number to the SMS broadcasting service. We have been assured that this information will be kept confidential. However, Unitec cannot be held responsible for the security of messages sent to you.