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
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> 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
>


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