The University of Alabama
ILLiad Text Messaging Service
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How can I receive ILL notices as text messages?

Interlibrary Loan notices can now be received as text messages. For ILLiad, after login select User Information from the left menu bar (new users will see the New User Registration page after login) and add your cell phone number to the Email Address field as shown in the example below.

Email Address:,
Click on the Update Address or Submit Information button to save your changes.

Charges may be incurred from your cellular provider. Check the terms of your contract for details on charges related to receiving text messages. Complete notices are sent via text messaging and are truncated to fit character limits. Your provider may send multiple text messages for each notice.
  • Please be aware that all ILL notices include more information than will fit in a standard text message. We encourage you to also check ILLiad and your emailed notices for additional information.
  • We strongly encourage you to continue to receive emailed notices in addition to text messaged notices, and to monitor your ILLiad account.  Failure to receive any notice does not relieve you of your borrower responsibilities.
  • TO UNSUBSCRIBE from text service, remove your phone number and extension from the Email Address field. Do not remove your email address.