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We charge $3 per book irrespective of postage or not. That allows us to
defray costs and if someone is unable to pay, we have some reserve in case
there is postage.

On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 4:07 PM Sarah P. Roy <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> We charge the exact amount on the mailed (book) package - borrowers would
> rather pay this than buy the book.
>
> Sarah
>
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 1:40 PM Sally J. Bannen <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Before we joined Minerva, Windham had a temporary period when we charged
> a
> > fee to help with postage costs.
> > -Sally
> >
> > Sally J. Bannen
> > Technical Services Librarian
> > Windham Public Library
> > 217 Windham Center Road
> > Windham ME 04062
> > [log in to unmask]
> > 207-892-1908 ext.7
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On
> > Behalf Of Pamela Dunning
> > Sent: Friday, October 29, 2021 1:05 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] charging for ILL postage?
> >
> > Before the van delivery, Wiscasset charged $1 per item to help defray
> > costs. Average was $3.60 at the time.
> >
> >
> > Pam Dunning, Director
> > Wiscasset Public Library
> > 21 High Street
> > Wiscasset, ME 04578
> > 207-882-7161
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > On Behalf Of Director
> > Sent: Friday, October 29, 2021 12:40 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [MELIBS-L] charging for ILL postage?
> >
> > Hi, All:
> >
> > We have had an uptick in unusual requests as of late, and keep receiving
> > ILLs from out of state. This means we are running into some postage
> issues.
> > Has anyone ever asked the borrowing public for money to defray cost?
> >
> > Thanks so much,
> > Kristen Budlong (she / her / hers)
> > Library Director
> > Bremen Library
> > Bremen, ME
> >
>
>
> --
> Sarah P. Roy
> Head Librarian
> 207-465-7533
> [log in to unmask]
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-- 
Ellen Bradley
Director
Turner Public Library
207-225-2030
www.turnerpubliclibrary.org

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