San Francisco Public Library

Text Messaging Alerts

Library Elf Library Elf is a third party service which can help you track and organize your library accounts.  You can use Library Elf in conjunction with SFPL’s notification services.

With Library Elf, you can:

*Charges from your text messaging provider may apply.

You can view a real-time demonstration of Library Elf by going to the demo page.

Library Elf


Is the Library Elf service free? How do I create a Library Elf account? If I choose text message alerts with Elf, can I turn off my other alerts from SFPL?

Important Privacy Notice

Library Elf is a private service not affiliated with the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL). You use Library Elf at your own option and risk. Users of Library Elf are required to submit personal information, including library card barcodes and PIN/passwords, to a database unaffiliated with and located outside of the Library. Please read Library Elf's privacy policy and FAQ before deciding to sign up for the service.