Resource Sharing

Resource sharing is one of the most important aspects of Missouri Evergreen. The information below will answer questions that you might have about sharing materials with member libraries.

MALA Courier Services
MALA Courier Services and its subcontractor, Henry Industries are responsible for keeping materials moving between Missouri Evergreen libraries. Click the link above to visit their website to find shipping label templates, monthly statistics reporting forms, and other resources.

Checking the Transit List
Instructions for checking the Transit List, which should be checked weekly to keep on top of items that have gone missing in the courier or have been shelved without being checked in.

Materials Handling
Procedures for preparing materials for transit between libraries and handling materials loaned to your library’s patrons. (Revised December 2020)

Unfillable Holds & Long In Transit reports
Instructions for handling these reports sent to libraries monthly.

Canceling Transits
It is sometimes desirable to cancel a transit. A transit should never be canceled without a follow-up action. Without a follow-up action, the item’s status will be Canceled Transit and its whereabouts will be unknown. (revised November 2020)

Borrowing Reference Materials through Missouri Evergreen
Please follow these procedures when loaning and borrowing reference
materials when another library is willing to loan in-building use only materials.

Borrowing Book Club Kits
Instructions for how to locate and borrow book club kits from other ME libraries.