2021 Kansas Library Express Fees and Volume Charges

Kansas Library Express Interlibrary Courier Service


The following fee schedule has been approved by the Courier Policy Committee for Kansas Library Express courier service for January 1 through December 31, 2021.  Cost recovery charges will be assessed for branches of a courier library that requests direct service.   Invoices will be sent in early 2021 along with the KLE Participation Agreement and Directory Form.

Because regional systems of cooperating libraries are providing substantial subsidies and support for the courier service, your library’s net cost may be substantially reduced, or may be paid directly by the regional system. Please contact your regional system for further information.

Base Fees

3 stops per week: $1,275

5 stops per week: $2,900

Fees will be charged on a pro-rated basis. Therefore, libraries joining the service during the year and institutions not open for service during summer months, will be charged a reduced rate.  The level of service may be increased from 3 days per week to 5 days per week during the service year, and the difference in fees will be pro-rated for the service term remaining.

A high volume surcharge is applied to libraries that expect to ship 4,000 items or more during the year. The surcharge schedule is as follows, and is in addition to the base fee:

Items Shipped    Surcharge
4,000-6,999        $500
7,000-9,999        $1,000 (5-day per week service is required)
10,000-12,999    $1,500 (5-day per week service is required)
For libraries shipping more than 13,000 items, volume charges increase $500 for each additional 3,000 items sent up to 34,000 maximum.

* NOTE: The KLE Courier is offering a COVID-19 Relief Grant in the form of reduced pricing for 2021 and 2022.  ALL KLE member libraries qualify for the reduced pricing.  During 2021, ALL volume fees will be waived.  During 2022, volume fees will be charged as usual.  See the rate table below:

2021 Rates with COVID Grant                   2022 Rates with COVID Grant, (volume fees return)

3 stops per week: $640                               3 stops per week: $950

5 stops per week: $1450                             5 stops per week: $2900

Schools with 9 month service: $425    Schools with 9 month service: $700

branches: $915                                                branches: $1,215