Shipping & Ordering

Resource Sharing / Shipping Procedures

These manuals give the procedures for shipping and receiving items from other Parkland libraries (both public and school libraries) as well as libraries outside the system. These manuals also discuss Parkland van runs and the Canada Post Library Book Rate.


PRL Van Run Schedule

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Member public libraries receive a van delivery every week. School libraries receive a van delivery every two weeks during the school year (no deliveries while schools are closed during the summer).


Transit Labels, Flags, ILL Bookbands


Canada Post & Government Courier


Order Supplies

To order library supplies or shipping supplies, go to Services > Supplies.


Purchase Library Materials

These instructions and forms are for both school and public libraries unless specifically indicated otherwise.

  • Ordering instructions for MARC Ordering, Purchase Requests, and Selection Lists can be found at Training & Resources > Horizon > Ordering.
  • Library Material Order Form
  • Libraries may use allotment funds to purchase materials through personal shopping at one of our approved vendors (such as United Library Services, Greenwoods, Chapters/Indigo). Before personal shopping, you must get a Purchase Order from Parkland's Acquisitions department. All items purchased must be shipped immediately to Parkland in a box (or boxes) labelled with a Personal Shopping Label and with the invoice enclosed.