ILL / Courier Services (TExpress) Program
The goal of theTexShare ILL / Courier (TExpress) program is to promote resource sharing, improve ILL services among member libraries, and to provide faster, more cost effective delivery of interlibrary loan materials in Texas. The program offers an ILL Protocol, a load leveling guide, and the TExpress service, which offers a five, three, or two day a week pickup and delivery service for participating libraries.
TexShare members who use OCLC for their interlibrary loan and who are members of the Texas Group may sign the ILL Protocol. The purpose of the agreement is to foster resource sharing in Texas and to help standardize policies and procedures. The agreement recommends, but does not require, practices such as not charging for ILL service, using Ariel equipment for document delivery, and subscribing to the TExpress courier service.
Texas Group Catalog and the Navigator Interlibrary Loan System Participation Agreement
ILL Archived Information
ILL / Courier Working Group Information
ILL / Courier Statistics
Contact / Help
- FY2013 TExpress/Trans Amigos Express Satisfaction Survey Results.
- FY2012 TExpress/Trans Amigos Express Satisfaction Survey Results
Courier Use Information
- TExpress FAQ
- TExpress Start-Up Instructions
- TExpress Libraries
- TExpress User's Guide with Shipping Guidelines
- AmigosNow Newsletter
- Bookmarks to ship TexShare materials through TExpress
Courier Archived Information
ILL / Courier Announcements:
FY2015 TExpress Courier Pricing
5-day service cost to libraries is $4,176 ($824 TexShare subsidy applied to $5,000 full cost)
3-day service cost to libraries is $2,710 ($665 TexShare subsidy applied to $3,375 full cost)
2-day service cost to libraries is $2,175 ($400 TexShare subsidy applied to $2,575 full cost)
Please email Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator, with any questions.