Text Messaging

ShoutBomb logoCumberland County Library System offers text messaging through our new ShoutBomb service. If you would like to receive text messages sent to your smartphone in addition to either email or voice phone notifications, you can sign up for the ShoutBomb service.




Changing Your Notification Preference

You can change how you receive your library notices from your account in Encore.  The available choices are email and phone.  Please make sure that your phone number and email address are current.

To change your notification preference:

Reading History

"Reading History" maintains a chronological list of items checked out on your library account.

Note: you must Opt into this feature before it will save any of your information. Staff does not have access to the lists that you create in your account.

Create Your Own Username

You have the option of creating a username which you can use instead of your library card number to log in to many Cumberland County Library System Services!

Usernames work with the following services:

  • Your Library Account
  • Self-Checkout Stations
  • Public Internet Sign-Up Stations
  • Public Internet Computers
  • SmartPay Online Fine Payment

Usernames work with the following databases:

Renewing Items

You can renew items from your account. Log in to your account. You will see items that have already been renewed and any fees that have accrued. These items can also be sorted by due date.

To renew an item(s)

Fines and Fees

From the fines tab, you can view all of the fines and fees associated with your account.

All overdue fines will list the date the item was checked out, the date the item is due, and the date you returned the item to the library (the date the item was checked in).


You can change the pickup location before a hold is filled and/or cancel a request. You can also freeze and unfreeze holds. This applies to both physical items and for eBooks and eAudiobooks.

NOTE: Items will remain frozen until you uncheck the box.  After a year has passed, the hold will expire.

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My Account

Your Encore account allows you to have more control over your library experience. 

After logging in to your account, you will see your name below the Search box. You will also see your Home Library and your Email address:

My Account - Logged