Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Text a librarian - get answers on the go!

Now, when you get questions on the go, you can get answers almost instantly. This week the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) has launched a service that enables patrons to send a text message to a librarian from their handheld electronic devices. A librarian will text an expert answer back to the patron within 10 minutes during the hours of service.

All WCCLS library card holders can use this service. WCCLS and Beaverton, Cedar Mill, Garden Home, Hillsboro, Sherwood and the Tigard Public Libraries are participating.

So if you are on the go and need an answer — text your question to a librarian and have the answer delivered to your phone or PDA within minutes.

  • Text (309) 222-7740
  • Text the code WCC in front of your question
  • A librarian will text an expert answer within 10 minutes during the hours of service (see hours below)
The service is available Monday – Friday: 6 AM – 8 PM, and Saturday 7 AM – 3 PM. Afterhours, patrons will receive a message that an answer will be sent when the service is available.

So, ask away. We have answers!