Monday, January 16, 2006

Save the library mail rate

The Library Mail Rate has been in existence since 1939 and allows very low rates to mail shipments of books between libraries. This is very important, especially to rural libraries. Canada Post may cut out this vital service to our libraries and start charging a regular commercial rate to ship books between libraries. "Mailing costs could increase by 1400% or more if commercial rates were applied. Libraries would have to either absorb the cost, reduce services, or establish user fees"(source). If you would like to speak out against this please go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries page and use the email address there to voice your concern.


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