Text Me this Call Number

There’s a new feature in eQuest, “Text Me This Call Number.”

It pretty much does what it says. If you’re in the catalog and go to a record for a book, you will see an icon and link (next to the call number) to send a text message to your cell phone that will include that item’s call number, title, and location. Wow, cool!

Once you click that button, you only have to type in your cell phone number and specify your carrier (AT&T, Verizon, etc.). Then you get the text message and can take that with you to the stacks to find the book. No more scribbling that info on little scraps of paper.

We quietly implemented this option in the Catalog last Tuesday and so far, patrons have noticed it and used it. We’ve counted 123 text messages that have already been sent using this service! It’s a hit!

Try it out for yourself if you haven’t already. Tell students about it. It’s another step in improving our web-based services and the online user experience.