IA Shares Delivery News: Additional Day of Delivery Begins in August

Jul 20, 2021

IA Shares News Item Graphic.pngThe State Library is excited to share that an additional day of weekly delivery for IA Shares will begin in August for all Iowa public libraries!

Beginning the week of August 2nd, libraries can expect an additional delivery day two business days after their current delivery day at the same time as their current delivery.

An additional delivery day will move items more quickly, alleviate bottlenecks, and allow for built-in makeup days when a library’s delivery falls on a holiday or bad weather cancels routes.

“We are thrilled to offer an additional day of delivery for libraries,” said State Librarian Michael Scott. “IA Shares has been well-received by librarians and has quickly become an essential service offered by the State Library. We believe investing in a second weekly delivery day will benefit libraries and improve this service even more.”

New Additional Delivery Day

Libraries can refer to the below chart for their new additional delivery day. The additional delivery will occur at the same time as the current delivery.

Current Delivery Day

Additional Delivery Day

Monday Wednesday
Tuesday Thursday
Wednesday Friday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday

The additional delivery and route information is in the process of being added to the Mobius website and the Iowa Library Directory and should be available soon after the launch.

Libraries that will be closed during the additional delivery time and have not made arrangements for drivers to access the building or materials after hours should contact Tom Keyser at 515-242-6542 or Tom.Keyser@iowa.gov to discuss options.

More about IA Shares 

imls_logo_2c.jpgIA Shares is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of Iowa.