Please click here to read LSC's official statement regarding the ceasing of the SOLS Delivery Service.
The Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) has announced that, as a result of immediate and massive budget cuts by the provincial government, the inter library delivery service operated by SOLS will cease on Friday, April 26th.
More information about this decision can be found here:
Here is what this means for LSC:
- There will be NO disruption to deliveries to libraries.
- There will be NO changes to pricing for delivery or any other LSC services.
LSC will immediately move all libraries that get material through the SOLS delivery service to private courier services. There may be a final delivery through SOLS in the week ending on April 26th.
Material will leave LSC on the same day of the week that it was shipped through SOLS. Delivery to the library may move slightly as commercial services have different processes than SOLS.
- If the delivery day does not meet your needs, simply contact your LSC customer service representative and we will make the necessary changes.
LSC currently uses returnable bins for all SOLS shipments. This will no longer be economic for some libraries and we will shift to boxes for those libraries. We expect to be able to continue to use bins for many libraries and will work out the collection process for the return of the bins shortly. Until then, we ask that libraries hold their bins. Except:
- If libraries are able to return LSC bins that they currently have in the remaining days that SOLS will operate, that would be appreciated.
LSC will work out a new return process for items that were previously sent back to LSC through the SOLS system. Details will be announced as soon as we have the new process in place. In the interim, LSC is happy to issue credits in advance of the receipt of material where that would assist libraries.
We are happy to answer any questions that libraries may have. Email Michael Monahan, firstname.lastname@example.org .
But no, we have no idea what possessed the government to make this decision.
For the orginial PDF version of this announcement, please click here.