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.

Colorado Library – Courier Services

Please visit our Courier Management System to look up courier codes and create routing slips.

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

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

Libraries are strongly advised to read and understand Colorado ILL Best Practices and the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, both of which provide the basis for library resource sharing in Colorado.

User Guides

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

  • Courier Best Practices & Procedures
  • Delivery Information
  • Selected Courier Policies
  • Courier Log Sheets templates
  • and more

Costs

With courier costs, each library situation is unique and is dependent on local interlibrary loan practices. Operating costs are calculated annually on behalf of all participating libraries, and are a direct result of the previous year’s resource-sharing activity (July through June).

CLiC has two goals:

  1. Continue to encourage resource sharing throughout Colorado and to maintain affordable pricing for libraries that voluntarily request to 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 this statewide service, which has handled more than 2.6 million physical items EACH of the past two years [2018 & 2019].

Base Courier Rates (October 2021 – September 2022)

 

 

# of stops per week Base Rate
Community Stop $123 / year No more than 120 ILLs per year. Deliveries are made to a nearby host library, and a staff member from the community stop library is responsible for picking up/dropping off items at that host location.
3 $891 / year
4 $1781/ year
5 $2785 / year

High Volume ILL Fee Chart (October 2021 – September 2022)

Number of Items Fee Number of Items Fee
1 – 2,999 $0 14,000 – 14,999 $4211
3,000 – 3,999 $386 15,000 – 15,999 $4583
4,000 – 4,999 $771 16,000 – 16,999 $4947
5,000 – 5,999 $1080 17,000 – 17,999 $5201
6,000 – 6,999 $1451 18,000 – 18,999 $5565
7,000 – 7,999 $1836 19,000 – 19,999 $5922
8,000 – 8,999 $2138 20,000 – 20,999 $6209
9,000 – 9,999 $2517 21,000 – 21,999 $6567
10,000 – 10,999 $2880 22,000 – 22,999 $6924
11,000 – 11,999 $3174 23,000 – 23,999 $7212
12,000 – 12,999 $3546 24,000 – 24,999 $7568
13,000 – 13,999 $3918 Above 25,000 $.34 per item