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Materials Needed for Sending Items via the Courier

Gray Bins – IFLS purchased a set of gray plastic crates to be used by WALTCO for delivery to IFLS member libraries. In the best of all worlds, if you send out 3 gray bins, you get 3 bins back from the courier. If you need more bins, please contact the IFLS ILL office for more, and please send any extra bins back with the driver.

Plastic Envelopes – IFLS has a set of plastic envelopes for use within the System. These can be used to route letters, memos, registration cards or other small paper items. If you have too many of these plastic envelopes, please return to IFLS.

ILL Flags – MORE libraries primarily use In Transit slips to for material going in courier, but IFLS has a set of flags/bookmarks which can be used for/by non-MORE libraries.

Pink Routing Slips – These slips are used to route materials to out-of-system libraries via the South Central Delivery Service (any non-Indianhead Funding Agency/System Delivery Hub on the South Central courier list). Print copies on pink paper from this routing slip pdf, or contact the IFLS ILL office to receive a pre-printed supply of these slips.

Removable Scotch Tape – Use only removable Scotch tape when affixing routing labels to library materials, tape down both ends. Regular tape will damage materials.

Rubber Bands – Rubber bands are used primarily for AV materials with parts which can separate from packaging and for ILL materials being sent outside the system.

Bubble bags are used to protect primarily the breakable CD cases (many libraries purchase the unbreakable cases which only need a rubber band for protection).

For IFLS Courier Schedule and more resources go to the IFLS Delivery page.