Canada Post 2017 Rate Change

Canada Post continues to support Library Materials

Canada Post continues to support Canadian libraries by providing reduced postal rates when mailing Library Materials to their user and other libraries.

On January 16, 2017, Canada Post will increase the rates for Library Materials by a weighted average of 5 per cent.

Even with the increase the rates continue to be substantially lower than our most discounted commercial parcel rates. A 1.28 kg package mailed at the Library Materials rate today costs $1.18 to cover sending and returning the materials; this will increase to $1.24 in January 2017. Without the Library Materials rate, the same service would cost approximately $27.88 if mailed at a post office. Canada Post does not receive government compensation for this service.

Canada Post is committed to continue working with the library community – through the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) and the Association pour l’avancememt des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED) – to ensure their needs are understood and considered in the future.

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