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 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.

TExpress courier service provides five day-a-week pickup and delivery service to participating libraries, with deliveries of library books and other materials around Texas in two days.

Texas Group Catalog and the Navigator Interlibrary Loan System Participation Agreement

ILL Information

ILL Archived Information

ILL / Courier Working Group Information

ILL / Courier Statistics

Contact / Help

ILL / Courier Announcements:

FY2014 TExpress Courier

5-day service cost to libraries is $4,076 ($724 TexShare subsidy applied to $4,800 full cost)

3-day service cost to libraries is $3,275 ($615 TexShare subsidy applied to $2,660 full cost)

2-day service cost to libraries is $2,575 ($385 TexShare subsidy applied to $2,190 full cost)

Please email Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator, with any questions.

Page last modified: April 18, 2014
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