2023 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.  Cost recovery charges will be assessed for branches of a courier library that requests direct service.   Invoices are sent at the beginning of the calendar year along with the KLE Participation Agreement and Directory Form.

Each regional system of cooperating libraries supports interlibrary loan resource sharing in some fashion.  Libraries should contact their regional system for further information.

Base  Fees for 2023

3 stops per week: $1,690

5 stops per week: $3,850

Schools with 9 month service: $1,269

branches: $2,425

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.