The Colorado Library Consortium has been conducted longitudinal studies on our courier service going back to 2003. The latest study is now available. These studies demonstrate the continued significant cost saving from running a statewide courier service. They also show substantial growth from 2.9 million to 6 million transactions a year in nine years.
Library Research Service. (2012, March 13). High Traffic, Low Cost: The Colorado Courier Continues to Save Libraries Millions Annually in Shipping Charges. Fast Facts: ED3/110.10/No. 302 http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/302_Courier.pdf
Library Research Service. (2007, April 24). Statewide Courier Saves Libraries Thousands in Shipping Costs Each Year. Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service. ED3/110.10/No. 251. http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/251_courier.pdf
Library Research Service. (2003, March 26). Courier service by regional systems saves libraries millions of dollars annually over alternative delivery methods. Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service. ED3/110.10/No. 191. http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/191_courier.pdf