These brochures have been provided by Bud Bennett at Radford University:
Per the VIVA ILL Guidelines,
Shipments sent via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground will be delivered within Virginia in 1-2 days. There is no advantage to using 2-Day delivery.
VIVA's state-funded member institutions are included in the Virginia Statewide UPS contract. The text of that contract is available here: http://dps.dgs.virginia.gov/DPS/DownLoad/91026-09RenewalRevised.pdf.
Questions about the Virginia Statewide UPS contract should be directed to Mary Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-461-5046 option 1)
As a follow-up to an outstanding presentation provided at the 2011 ILL Community Forum, the VIVA Resource Sharing Committee/ILL Subcommittee explored the possible advantages of utilizing USPS for ILL transactions. It was determined that this would not be widely beneficial for VIVA members.
It is possible that VIVA members who provide some volume of International shipping might benefit from USPS shipping. The ILL Subcommittee encourages those libraries to explore that option on their own. Libraries with questions about USPS should contact:
Business Solutions Specialist
United States Postal Service
434 978 7633 Office