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Interstate Delivery: Guide for Mass Libraries

A guide to interstate Delivery with Rhode Island for Massachusetts libraries.

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Interstate Delivery - Resource Sharing with Rhode Island

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) have teamed up to provide free delivery courier services to member libraries in each state who participate in the interstate delivery program. This partnership gives our members access to more resources, fosters interstate fellowship, and reduces postage costs, particularly benefiting our members who routinely request items that can be requested through delivery only.

Instructions for Massachusetts Libraries

For our member public libraries, taking part in interstate delivery is easy. Please submit your requests in the usual manner, and if the item is available at a participating Rhode Island library, we'll forward your request to that institution. They should let us know if they can lend, and we'll send you an email through Clio, alerting you to the fact that you will be receiving an item from RI. You can update the request as you always do in Clio. When it comes time to return the resource, please use the special RI Delivery Slips and the three-letter codes.

For participating academic libraries in Massachusetts, please visit our handy guide for more information.

Participating Rhode Island Libraries

Please click here for a list of participating public Rhode Island libraries (includes three-letter codes for slips!)


Academic libraries in the program include:

Delivery Code for RI Slips Institution Name (with OCLC three-letter symbol)
BRY Bryant University (BRB)
CCW Community College of Rhode Island (CCW)
JWA Johnson and Wales University (PJW)
PCO Providence College (PRC)
RIC Rhode Island College (RCM)
RSD Rhode Island School of Design (RSD)
RWU Roger Williams University (RWB)
SRC Salve Regina University (SLV)
UPM University of Rhode Island (Narragansett) (RIN)
URI University of Rhode Island (Kingston) (RIU)


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