In State

CLiC connects participating libraries all across Colorado so that they can share material. The courier service is the physical delivery side of interlibrary loan.

Courier Management System (CMS)

Please visit our Courier Management System for agreement renewals, member tools, courier news, and more information about using the Colorado Courier.

Want to look up a library’s Courier Code? It’s this easy…

If you’d like to report a service issue, lost item or damaged item, please visit our Contact Library Courier page and select the relevant form.

User Guides

Click Here to access a directory of guides. You’ll find…

  • Courier Best Practices & Procedures
  • Courier Holidays
  • Courier Management System (CMS) Manual (update coming soon)
  • Delivery
  • Lost or Damaged Items (update coming soon)
  • Selected Courier Policies
  • Courier Log Sheets

Costs

With courier costs, each library situation is unique and is dependent on local interlibrary loan practices. Costs are calculated annually on behalf of participating libraries, and are a direct result of the previous year’s resource-sharing activity. CLiC has two goals:

  1. Continue to encourage resource sharing and to maintain affordable pricing for libraries that voluntarily participate in the Courier service.
  2. Ensure sustainability of the statewide Courier service by maintaining predictability in libraries’ costs while still allowing CLiC to “pay the bills” associated with operation of the statewide service, which has handled more than 2.6 million physical items each of the past two years.

Base Courier Rates (2017-2018)

# of stops per week Base Rate
Community Stop $110 / year
3 $800 / year
4 $1600/ year
5 $2500 / year

High Volume ILL Fee Chart (2017-18)

Number of Items Fee Number of Items Fee
1 – 2,999 $0 14,000 – 14,999 $3245
3,000 – 3,999 $297 15,000 – 15,999 $3532
4,000 – 4,999 $594 16,000 – 16,999 $3812
5,000 – 5,999 $832 17,000 – 17,999 $4007
6,000 – 6,999 $1118 18,000 – 18,999 $4288
7,000 – 7,999 $1415 19,000 – 19,999 $4563
8,000 – 8,999 $1647 20,000 – 20,999 $4784
9,000 – 9,999 $1939 21,000 – 21,999 $5060
10,000 – 10,999 $2219 22,000 – 22,999 $5335
11,000 – 11,999 $2446 23,000 – 23,999 $5557
12,000 – 12,999 $2732 24,000 – 24,999 $5832
13,000 – 13,999 $3019 Above 25,000 $.26 per item