Courier service was suspended as of March 31, 2020 and is currently suspended through May 31, 2020, pending reevaluation. Further changes will be announced as soon as information becomes available.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries are encouraged to take extra precautions in the handling of library materials. Measures in place at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives include:
Libraries suspending service are asked to report closures and other changes affecting courier service using the Report Closed Dates form.
Participation in KYVL courier service is open to member public and academic libraries and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
Courier stops are scheduled and invoiced annually for the fiscal year that begins July 1. For libraries wishing to add or eliminate stops during the year, the following terms apply:
To maximize access to resource sharing within the Commonwealth, KYVL subsidizes the cost of participation in KYVL courier service for member public and academic libraries:
Each participating library is asked to designate a primary courier contact. Designated contacts should be enrolled in the KYVL member portal and subscribed to the KYVL Courier e-list. See Sign up and Subscribe to e-lists instructions at kyvl.org/portalhelp.
Courier contacts are added to individual route lists maintained by STAT Courier for notifications regarding changes or delays affecting a particular route.
To designate a primary courier contact for your library, please send contact name, job title and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.