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Materials Needed for Sending Items via the Courier

Gray Bins – IFLS owns gray plastic totes 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 submit a HelpDesk ticket. If you have extra bins, please send back with the driver for redistribution.

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. If you need any plastic envelopes, please submit a HelpDesk ticket

Transit Flags – MORE libraries primarily use autogenerated 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. These are located on the Delivery webpage.

Pink Routing Slips – These slips are used to route materials to out-of-system libraries via the South Central Delivery Service (any non-IFLS sites 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. The IFLS office has a stash of rubber bands if your library needs more, just submit a HelpDesk ticket.

Bubble bags are used to protect the breakable CD cases. The IFLS office distributes extra bubble bags, please submit a HelpDesk ticket if your library needs more.

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