Interbranch Delivery

Interbranch Delivery Form and instructions

Who is this service for?

This service is for library systems that wish to move material between their branches. It is offered when there is excess capacity on our vehicles and the drivers have time available to make the delivery. SOLS requires libraries to commit to this service for one year.

How much does this service cost?

The actual charges for Inter-branch delivery service are based on a price per stop (including the first bin) plus a price per each additional bin picked up. Invoices are sent out either monthly or quarterly based on the terms of the Letter of Agreement. Please note libraries are required to provide their own bins with lids for Inter-branch Delivery. The pricing will be determined based on a number of factors, such as:

  • Additional kilometers required to provide the service
  • Additional time required to service the branches
  • Number of stops a library requests for pickup
  • Number of bins picked up at each stop

Pricing will generally be about $13.50 per stop (including the first bin) plus $1.50 for each additional bin picked up.

Example

A library requests one stop per week at the main branch (50 stops per year) and one stop per week at another branch (50 stops per year). It is estimated that 396 boxes would be moved between the two locations. This library would pay $1,794.00 for SOLS to provide Inter-branch delivery for one year. That is:

100 Inter-branch stops X $13.50 per stop = $1,350.00  plus 296 additional boxes moved (396 boxes less 100 stops included in the price per stop) X $1.50 = $444.40
So the total for one year of inter-branch service would be $1,794.00

Contact Us:

If you are interested in learning more about the Inter-branch delivery offered by the SOLS delivery service, contact Dayna Lintner, Delivery and Accounts Coordinator (Acting).

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