Colorado Library Courier Rates

Base Courier Rates for 2016-2017
# of stops per week Base Rate
3 $400 / year
4 $1305 / year
5 $2000 / year
 

High Volume ILL Fee Chart (2016-17) 

Number of Items

Fee

13,000 - 13,999

$2795

1 - 2,999

$0

14,000 - 14,999

$3005

3,000 - 3,999

$275

15,000 - 15,999

$3270

4,000 - 4,999

$550

16,000 - 16,999

$3530

5,000 - 5,999

$770

17,000 - 17,999

$3710

6,000 - 6,999

$1035

18,000 - 18,999

$3970

7,000 - 7,999

$1310

19,000 - 19,999

$4225

8,000 - 8,999

$1525

20,000 - 20,999

$4430

9,000 - 9,999

$1795

21,000 - 21,999

$4685

10,000 - 10,999

$2055

22,000 - 22,999

$4940

11,000 - 11,999

$2265

23,000 - 23,999

$5145

12,000 - 12,999

$2530

24,000 - 24,999

$5400


Number of Items

Fee

25,000 - 187,999

.23 per item

Above 188,000

$42,300 Maximum


Background:
 Coming into the 2016-17 Courier service year, pricing has been increased for the first time in 7 years. Some libraries will see increased costs due to trends in library resource sharing, with MORE libraries than ever joining cooperative “discovery” or integrated library systems (ILS) like Marmot, Prospector, AspenCat and the Flatirons Library Consortium. Some libraries may even see cost decreases if they reduced their resource-sharing activities. Each library situation is unique, dependent on local interlibrary loan practices, and costs are a direct result of the previous year's resource-sharing activity.

CLiC's goals remain the same:


Goal 1: Continue to encourage resource sharing and to maintain affordable pricing for libraries that voluntarily participate in the Courier service. Libraries experiencing unprecedented growth in their materials lending & borrowing activity (interlibrary loan – ILL) are showing, to their communities, their continued relevance.

Goal 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 handled more than 2.6 million physical items this past year.

CLiC staff analyzed impacts of this year's new pricing on every participating library (350 of them), and is prepared to discuss with every library their particular situation.

Understandably, libraries continue to express concerns about their rising Courier costs. Please understand that participation in the service is voluntary and that the library has full local control over its lending and borrowing practices. In other words, a library can decide its own capacity for loaning and borrowing, and live within its own budgeted amount for resource sharing.

A library that chooses to join a discovery system or union catalog needs to be prepared for increased resource sharing activity and equivalent increases in costs. Such activity is measurable evidence that the library is being SUCCESSFUL in exposing its collections to patrons. Still, libraries retain local control over their ILL activity. Resource sharing in Colorado continues to distinguish participating libraries from others across the country, and they are to be lauded for their collaborative spirit.



1 - 2,999

3,000 - 5,999

6,000 - 8,999

9,000 - 11,999

12,000 - 14,999

15,000 - 17,999

18,000 - 20,999

21,000 - 23,999

24,000 - 26,999

27,000 - 29,999

30,000 - 32,999

33,000 - 35,999

36,000 - 38,999

39,000 - 41,999

42,000 - 44,999

45,000 - 47,999

48,000 - 50,999

51,000 - 53,999

54,000 - 56,999

57,000 - 59,999

60,000 - 62,999

63,000 - 65,999

66,000 - 68,999

69,000 - 71,999

72,000 - 74,999

75,000 - 77,999

78,000 - 80,999

81,000 - 83,999

84,000 - 86,999

87,000 - 89,999




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