Both RAILS and IHLS have decided to end the quarantine of physical items effective this week.  Therefore, libraries should not have to quarantine ILDS bags or items before sending them through ILDS. 

Once the items arrive at their destination, the receiving library should follow their own internal guidelines for quarantining incoming items.

It is time to submit your closure dates for summer 2021! Please complete the survey no later than March 31, 2021, so there is ample time to share this information with our delivery vendors.

If your library will not yet be opted in for delivery during the summer semester, you do not need to fill out the survey.

The ILDS website will be down for maintenance on Sunday, March 7th at 6pm.  The website will be down for approximately 10 minutes.  If you experience any issues with the ILDS website or label system after the maintenance, please send an email to CARLI support at support@carli.illinois.edu.

Based on new quarantine period information from the two library systems, RAILS and IHLS, we are recommending that all ILDS libraries quarantine outgoing items for 24 hours prior to shipping the items through ILDS. The 24-hour period for quarantining items would begin when a patron last touched the item. Items that are in stacks open to patrons should be quarantined for 24 hours prior to being shipped through ILDS. The items for shipment should remain untouched for 24 hours.

It is time once again to collect the dates that your location will be closed during spring break. Please complete the survey no later than January 29 so there is ample time for us to share this information with RAILS and IHLS.

If your library has not opted in for delivery and will not be opting in during the spring semester, you do not need to fill out this survey.

In order to reduce confusion around the differences between the policies and recommendations of IHLS and RAILS for quarantining items, we are recommending one quarantine policy for all ILDS libraries, specifically that all ILDS libraries quarantine outgoing items for 7 days prior to shipping the items through ILDS. The 7-day period for quarantining items would begin when a patron last touched the item. Items that are in stacks open to patrons should be quarantined for 7 days prior to being shipped through ILDS. The items for shipment should remain untouched for 7 days.

Currently IHLS and RAILS are not quarantining ILDS items at their hubs before or after being sorted. Delivery hubs do not have the space to quarantine items for seven days before delivering them to their intended destination.

On Monday, September 7 the CARLI office and ILDS service will be closed for the Labor Day holiday. Service will resume on Tuesday, September 8.

CARLI staff have posted a current list of libraries which have resumed delivery service. We will be updating it as more libraries resume service.

Normal delivery for ILDS will be resuming on July 6 for all libraries who are ready.  We are asking libraries who want to begin receiving delivery on July 6 or later who haven’t already contacted CARLI, RAILS or IHLS to please contact the help desk at the vendor who handles your delivery, either RAILS or IHLS.  The email for the help desk at RAILS is .