Requesting Additional Delivery Bags
If a library is short on delivery bags, a request can be sent to the Delivery Listserv (MOB-Delivery-L) and member libraries can ship their excess bags to the requesting library.
Damaged bags should be returned to the MOBIUS office for counting and disposal. Tracking the numbers of damaged bags helps MOBIUS determine how long they last in use. The address for the MOBIUS office is in the website Label Maker.
Which Bags to Use
When sending materials out the black MOBIUS bags are universal, they can go to any library you can print a label for.
When returning items to partners outside of MOBIUS, if you have one of their bags it should be used with one of their items, such as a Tran-Amigos bag for a book going to a Trans-Amigos library. If you have excess bags that belong to another organization and don't plan on using them, they can be sent to the MOBIUS Headquarters for return using delivery code MO-NO-102
If you have other questions please e-mail: [email protected]
Annual Bag Inventory
Each year MOBIUS does an inventory of all bags in the system to help us determine if additional bags need to be purchased. For additional information see the Annual Delivery Bag Inventory Procedure.
|Year||Bag Order||Total Bags Purchased||Bag Count Total|
|FY2003-2004||1000||5200||2063, 3380 (Nov)|
Information has been reconstructed from historical data, where no data was available the cell is blank.
Bag orders tended to arrive after the count was completed, so the Grand Total may not include that year's order.
In 2004 there were two bag counts, the second one in November is also shown.
FY2001-2002 had two separate bag orders of 1,100 each.
FY2014-2015 had two separate bag orders of 1,000 each.
FY2017-2018 STAT counted all delivery bags in their possession as MOBIUS bags.