Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Sign up for the NLB Email Reminder Notice
If you are a NLB library member, you can sign up to receive , via email or fax, reminders to return their borrowed items before the due date. Click on the image to see the larger screen-shot.
If you're like me, who borrow books and leave them lying around in the house, this service is really useful. I've avoided a few overdue fines this way.
The service has been available since 7 or 8 years ago. Apparently there are still many NLB members who aren't aware of this free service... maybe I should mention the word "free" a few more times: FREE FREE FREE.
The sign-up page is over here (you can stop the reminder service from this page as well).
You can choose to receive reminders by email or fax. Other options are to receive the reminders 1 week, or 3 days or 1 day before your item is due. I chose the 1-week option, so that I have time to decide if I want to continue reading, or renew the item (via link in the email), or return the item.
One very important thing that users of this service should note: Absence of a reminder is not a valid reason for a waiver of fines.
Anyway, I've been using this service since the day it was offered, and I've always received a reminder.
[Tag: nlb online services, national library board singapore]