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MLS Delivery: Routes Information

This guide introduces delivery at the Massachusetts Library System and provides all the necessary information about delivery, routes, scheduling, claim forms, etc.

Want to join the Delivery List-Serv?

To be added to the delivery email list and receive updates and announcements regarding delivery, please email delivery@masslibsystem.org.

Please make sure at least one person from your library receives emails. We periodically put out important policy information and pertinent changes. 

Interstate Delivery

For libraries participating in the RI Delivery, please check out our Interstate Delivery MLSGuide.

Which Holidays affect Delivery?

There will be no delivery on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Patriots Day
Memorial Day

Juneteenth Day

Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Delivery Index

Delivery Schedules and Route Sheets

Please check the appropriate link for your delivery schedule or route sheet. The files are in excel format and are separated by former regions. Libraries are listed alphabetically by community.

Route Delays

4/23/24 Delays

North 3 - all stops will be done early this afternoon by two drivers.

Reading Public Library
Malden Public Library
Lynnfield Public Library
Wakefield, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
Melrose Public Library
Saugus Public Library
Revere Public Library
Chelsea Public Library
Everett, Parlin Memorial Library
Bunker Hill Community College
Tufts Tisch and Ginn Libraries
Stoneham Public Library

North 2 - all stops will be done early this afternoon by two drivers.

Northern Essex Community College
G.A.R. Memorial Library
Merrimac Public Library
Amesbury Public Library
Salisbury Public Library
Newburyport Public Library
Rowley Public Library
Newbury Town Library
Georgetown Peabody Library
Groveland, Langley Adams Library
Haverhill Public Library
North Andover, Stevens Memorial Library

Central 1 - delayed 2 hours.

Leominster Public Library
Shirley, Hazen Memorial Library

Boxborough, Sargent Memorial Library

Harvard Public Library

Ayer Public Library

Lawrence Library

Lunenburg Public Library

Townsend Public Library

Ashby Free Library

Fitchburg Public Library

Westminster, Forbush Memorial Library

North Central Correctional Institute

Mt Wachusett College

Gardner, Levi Heywood Memorial Library

Ashburnham, Stevens Memorial Library

Petersham Memorial Library

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Contact Information

Have a delivery question or concern? Contact Us!

Optima Customer Service:

customerservice@shipoptima.com

781-569-0201 

MLS Delivery:

delivery@masslibsystem.org

(508) 357-2121 option 1
(866) 627-7228

 

Delivery Routing Slips

Routing slips should be used when a slip is required for delivery purposes and is not available via your library’s ILS. Please make sure the name on the routing slip matches the name in the yellow column on the Delivery Index. If this information does not match, your item(s) may not be directed to the proper library and will be re-routed.

For additional information on labeling please refer to the Delivery Policies page. For more information on routing slips, please visit the 'Sort-to-Light' page.