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Newsletter of the Federal Depository Library Program

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January 15, 2003

GP 3.16/3-2:24/01
(Vol. 24, no. 01)

Check Box Numbers: Is This Your Shipment?

Did you know that your depository library number is written under the top flap of your depository shipment boxes? Staff opening the boxes should routinely check this number. If itís not their depository number, the shipment belongs to another library.

GPO will supply prepaid FedEx mailing labels to be placed on the misdirected packages so they may be sent to the correct library at the expense of GPO/LPS. If a misdirected shipment is found, notify James Mauldin by email at <jmauldin@gpo.gov> or Cornelius Greene at <cgreene@gpo.gov>.

See also the Federal Depository Library Manual, Chapter 5 Section 3 Part B 2, which states:

Check the depository library number handwritten inside the box to verify the destination. (Doing this cuts down on processing shipments intended for another library and enables LPS to supply the correct label for forwarding misdirected items.)