Blue Sky Express Shipping Guide  Interlibrary Delivery Linking Kansas and Colorado Courier Service
Welcome to Blue Sky Express <ul><li>ALL Kansas Library Express members can ship to many Colorado libraries at no additiona...
How to Prepare Shipments <ul><li>Colorado shipments require a library’s Courier Code.  The code is the letter “C” followed...
Use Colorado Courier Code <ul><li>Check the list of Colorado courier libraries on the Blue Sky Express webpage: </li></ul>...
Identify Courier Code <ul><li>The Courier Code will also appear as the top line of the shipping address in OCLC. </li></ul...
Find Shipping Label <ul><li>Search the shipping labels for Colorado libraries using the Courier Code.  These labels are li...
Print Shipping Label <ul><li>Print the selected label.  Choose “current page” from your printer dialog box so only one lab...
Package Materials <ul><li>Use Kansas Library Express nylon bags to ship materials via Blue Sky Express.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Pick-up and Delivery <ul><li>Blue Sky Express shipments will be picked up and delivered by your Kansas Library Express cou...
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Blue Sky Express Shipping Instructions

  1. 1. Blue Sky Express Shipping Guide Interlibrary Delivery Linking Kansas and Colorado Courier Service
  2. 2. Welcome to Blue Sky Express <ul><li>ALL Kansas Library Express members can ship to many Colorado libraries at no additional cost using this service. </li></ul><ul><li>The service will deliver requests made through OCLC libraries in both states. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also serves as a general delivery service for shipping between participating courier libraries in Kansas and Colorado. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to Prepare Shipments <ul><li>Colorado shipments require a library’s Courier Code. The code is the letter “C” followed by 3-digits. </li></ul><ul><li>Courier Codes are required for all items sent to Colorado locations. Items cannot be delivered with only a physical address. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Use Colorado Courier Code <ul><li>Check the list of Colorado courier libraries on the Blue Sky Express webpage: </li></ul><ul><li>http://kslibexpress.mykansaslibrary.org/blue-sky-express/colorado-blue-sky-express-libraries-list/ </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Courier Code of the requesting library. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Identify Courier Code <ul><li>The Courier Code will also appear as the top line of the shipping address in OCLC. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>C106 (Courier Code) </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>14949 East Alameda Parkway </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora, CO 80012 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Find Shipping Label <ul><li>Search the shipping labels for Colorado libraries using the Courier Code. These labels are linked at www.henryind.com </li></ul><ul><li>on a separate link for Blue Sky Colorado libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm that the library name on the label retrieved is the requesting library. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Print Shipping Label <ul><li>Print the selected label. Choose “current page” from your printer dialog box so only one label sheet is printed. </li></ul><ul><li>A sheet of 6 labels will print at one time. Extra labels may be filed for future use. </li></ul><ul><li>Trim one label to be inserted into the address window of a courier shipping bag. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Package Materials <ul><li>Use Kansas Library Express nylon bags to ship materials via Blue Sky Express. </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado uses rubber bands to keep books closed during shipment (optional but recommended). </li></ul><ul><li>Cushion media materials with bubble wrap or cardboard sleeves.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use large bags only when required to limit shifting of materials during shipment. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pick-up and Delivery <ul><li>Blue Sky Express shipments will be picked up and delivered by your Kansas Library Express courier. </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado shipments will be packaged in bundles according to their shipping procedures. See an example at: http://www.clicweb.org/resource_sharing/bundles.php </li></ul>

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