Indianapolis Public Library Ends Paper Notices July 1

May 27, 2011

Users of The Indianapolis Public Library are encouraged to sign up to receive e-mail notifications for when items are due to be returned or ready to be picked up as the Library prepares to end the mailing of paper notices on July 1.

This faster and simpler method of notification not only will save the Library approximately $80,000 a year in mailing costs, but it is environmentally friendly and allows patrons to receive other important news about Library services and events. In addition, children's notices can be sent to a parent's email address.

Signing up for email notifications is easy. Using a valid library card, log in to the Library's website, click on "Using Your Library," then "E-mail notices" and follow the instructions. Users may change their e-mail addresses by visiting the "My Account" section of the Library's website, going to the "Profile" page and then "Change E-mail Settings." E-mail notifications are sent privately and confidentially as a courtesy to patrons. One's e-mail address is used only for Library business, and patron information is never sold or released.

For those who don't have access to e-mail, the Library has updated its telephone renewal service (269-5222) for patrons to receive notices on overdue items or holds upon request. Patrons may visit their local branch library to set up this method of notification via automated telephone calls.

For more information on e-mail notification, visit the Library's website and go to the section, "E-mail notices."