Community Delivery Partnerships Illinois State Library


A Community Delivery Partnership (CDP) comprises an agreement between two or more ILLINET member libraries to have all library materials requested by a patron of any participating library delivered to a single designated location. There are over 200 partnerships operating across Illinois serving approximately 520 libraries. That means that more than 28% of the libraries statewide already use a community partnership for delivery!

Community Delivery Partnership Forms

To form a CDP, contact your neighboring libraries to discuss the feasibility of working together to receive delivery. Any member can initiate the conversation. Then contact your library system's delivery staff to discuss the new delivery arrangement. Once an agreement is reached, all involved parties need to sign the CDP Memorandum of Agreement form. All participants should keep a copy of the signed agreement, along with the CDP Responsibilities document, for their files.