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Author Alerts

Delight your patrons by alerting them when new titles are added to the library catalog by their favorite authors or performers!


  • patrons use a simple web form to create alerts;
  • alerts can be created for authors, performers, film studios – any author entry;
  • patrons choose to be notified by email or text message;
  • alerts include a direct link to the title in your library catalog;
  • social networking features allow patrons to discover new authors they might enjoy;
  • unlimited number of patrons and unlimited number of alerts;
  • patrons LOVE alerts – at a large suburban library over 18,000 patrons have created alerts;
  • patron interface can be blended into the look-and-feel of your existing website (where supported);
  • no support required from your IT staff;
  • optional password requirement for patrons;
  • English/Spanish user interfaces;
  • free for 85% of public libraries based on annual income ($100 set-up fee applies);
  • catalogs currently supported: Sirsi/Dynix products, Bibliocommons, Polaris, Koha, Encore, TLC, Evergreen, Talis, Atriuum, VUFind and Aspen Discovery. Don't see your catalog listed? Please ask!
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What patrons are saying about Author Alerts:

"I LOVE the addition of the Author Alerts - it's a wonderful way to keep track of what is new and to put in your request!"

"Love the author alerts – what a great idea and service – THANK YOU!!!!!"

"Thank you for providing the "author alert" feature – it is so helpful, knowing I won't miss out on a new book!"