Eastern Shores Library System
Service to Eastern Shores Libraries
Delivery of materials to the public libraries in Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties, Lakeland College, and Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution is one of the services provided by the Eastern Shores Library System. Items delivered among the libraries include letters, and memos, items being borrowed on interlibrary loan, items that were borrowed from one library but returned to another, kits of materials for use in programming, promotional materials, summer library program materials and library equipment. Many items were requested through EasiCat, the Eastern Shores online catalog, that customers use to request items. David Weinhold, Eastern Shores Director, reports that the cost per item (box, book, DVD, envelope) delivered is 1/3rd the cost of a postage stamp.
In addition, ESLS contracts with the South Central Library System based in Madison to provide daily delivery of items to the ESLS office. All items to and from libraries outside of ESLS go through the system office.
The libraries who receive delivery from the South Central Delivery or through delivery from their own library system are listed here: http://www.sclsdelivery.info/network/networkhome.htm . This is the most up-to-date listing--do not rely on a printed list or a state map when marking items for delivery. Changes are made to this list as new libraries are added or removed from the delivery system.
Items from selected libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that are part of the MINITEX consortium can be sent on the South Central delivery service.
If the library is not listed on the master list, the item must be mailed or sent via some other type of delivery method.
The ESLS drivers leave the ESLS office each weekday morning at approximately 7:00 a.m. The first stop is at Mead Public Library in Sheboygan. They then proceed through the delivery schedule, stopping at each public library and Lakeland College before returning to the ESLS office.
In addition to the public libraries and Lakeland College, the truck delivers items to KMCI on Wednesdays.
The driver sorts items on the truck so an item for a library that follows your library on the delivery schedule should get to that library the same day. Otherwise, the driver places it in the correct bin for delivery the next day.
The South Central Delivery System van stops at the ESLS office each weekday at approximately 10 a.m. The items in those bins are unpacked and put on the appropriate library's delivery shelf for delivery the next day.
When the ESLS driver returns each day, she/he puts the items for delivery to Wisconsin libraries who are on the state delivery service into the bins for pickup by the South Central Delivery System van the next day.
Pink Routing Slips
To label a pink slip:
Libraries that print shipping labels or return labels from VDX for interlibrary loan items may use these labels instead of the pink slips to send or return items on the delivery van.
To print more pink slips go to the South Central Delivery Website.
Salmon Routing Slips
Yellow MINITEX Routing Slips
Blue Delivery Bins
Inter-office envelopes going to libraries outside of ESLS should have a pink routing slip attached with removable tape.
Bundle materials of the same size together
Do not form bundles over 3 inches high
Two rubber bands crisscrossed at the center are preferable (ensures that any paperwork stays inside)
Place rubber bands as close to the center/middle of the item as possible
When packing a bin, leave a couple of inches free at the top so they can be stacked in the van
Secure routing labels with removable tape
ESLS Items Lost in Transit
Libraries should run an "in transit" list bi-weekly, check their shelves for the items and then route them to the appropriate library.
The Library should submit a claim for missing items by the end of the first quarter of the following year. (In 2011 for items missing at the of 2010).
Based on claims received, the Library System will prorate the reimbursement and make the payment to the library(ies) submitting the claims.
Items Lost in Transit on South Central
To have one of your items placed on the
lost in transit list, contact
What's New at South Central Library
General Information about the South Central Library
ESLS Van Delivery Statistics