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VIVA Final Subpages: ILL Shipping

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

This guide has variable layouts and houses the majority of the "sub" pages for VIVA's website.

VIVA ILL Shipping Information

Per the VIVA ILL Guidelines,

  1. VIVA lending libraries should use the express mail service of their choice for shipping returnable materials and for non-returnables that cannot be sent via Ariel.
  2. In the interest of minimizing the period of time that materials are unavailable to users at the home institution, VIVA borrowing libraries should use the express mail service of their choice for returning materials to lenders.

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 through the Virginia Statewide Contracts listing; conduct a search for UPS.

Shipping Cost Comparisons

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. Shipments sent via USPS Priority Mail will be delivered within 2 days "in most cases." All VIVA shipping occurs within Zones 2 and 3 for UPS and FedEx Ground, and in Zones L, 1, 2, 3 for USPS Priority Mail.

VIVA's state-funded member institutions are included in the Virginia Statewide UPS contract. The text of that contract is available through the Virginia Statewide Contracts listing; conduct a search for UPS.

UPS transit times from your zip code can be calculated here: http://www.ups.com/maps?loc=en_US&WT.svl=SubNav

FedEx transit times from your zip code can be calculated here: http://www.fedex.com/grd/maps/MapResult.do

 
UPS Ground
FedEx Ground
USPS Priority Mail
 
State Contract Price
List Price
 
 
 
 
Weight (lbs.)
Zones 2,3
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zones L 1 2
Zone 3
1 $3.66 $4.57 $4.70 $4.57 $4.70
$4.95
$4.95
2 3.66 4.65 4.94 4.65 4.94
4.95
5.20
3 3.66 4.69 5.17 4.69 5.17
5.50
6.25
4 3.66 4.82 5.36 4.82 5.36
6.10
7.10
5 3.66 5.06 5.44 5.06 5.44
6.85
8.15
6 3.66 5.21 5.61 5.21 5.61
7.55
9.25
7 3.66 5.48 5.78 5.48 5.78
8.30
10.30
8 3.78 5.70 5.97 5.70 5.97
8.80
10.70
9 3.90 5.86 6.15 5.86 6.15
9.25
11.45
10 4.04 6.06 6.19 6.06 6.19
9.90
12.35
Flat Rate Envelope          
4.95
4.95
Small Flat Rate Box          
4.95
4.95
Medium Flat Rate Box          
10.35
10.35
Large Flat Rate Box Domestic          
13.95
13.95

 

Sources:

UPS Shipping and Cost Zones: http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/shipping/cost/zones/continental_us.html

Virginia Statewide Contract for UPS

USPS Priority Mail Prices: https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail.htm

FedEx Rate Tools: http://www.fedex.com/ratetools/RateToolsMain.do

Surcharge Comparison

 
UPS
FedEx
USPS
Address Correction $8.00 $8.00
N/A
Delivery Area Surcharge* 1.60 1.60
N/A
Fuel Surcharge
exempt
N/A


*VIVA institutions are located in the following zip codes for which the Delivery Surcharge applies:

FedEx UPS
22572
22630
22630
22812
22645
23062
22812
23943
23062
24327
23410
24606
23821
24641
23868  
23909  
23943  
24088  
24112  
24219  
24293  
24327  
24382  
24416  
24422  
24450  
24486  
24595  
24606  
24614  
24641  

 

Sources:

UPS: http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/shipping/time/service/eas_download.html

FedEx: http://fedex.com/us/services/ratesinfo/index.html