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Quick Service Guide 380
Discount Flats
Library Mail Presorted Flats

January 2006
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Physical Standards (301)

Maximum weight: 70 pounds.
For an overview of the physical standards for discount flats, see Quick Service Guide 301.

 

Rates and Fees (383.1)

Weight Not
Over
(Ounces)

5-Digit

Basic
1 $0.86 $1.20
2 1.32 1.66
3 1.78 2.12

For heavier pieces, see 383.1.
Annual presort mailing fee: $160.00.

 

Content (383.2)

Generally used by qualified libraries, schools, nonprofit organizations, universities, and museums to mail specific types of Package Services matter that meet additional eligibility standards. Mailable items are limited generally to books, recordings, educational, and museum materials; advertising restrictions apply. Specific mailable items may be sent to, from, or between a school, college, university, public library, museum, herbarium, or nonprofit organization (religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic, agricultural, labor, veterans, or fraternal); any such institution, organization, or association, and an individual who has no financial interest in the sale, promotion, or distribution of the materials. Also, there are provisions for publishers to mail specified items to qualified customers.

 

Eligibility Standards (383.3)

Mailings of 300 or more addressed pieces are eligible for 5-digit and Basic rates; sorted and marked as described below.

5-digit and Basic Presorted rates are based on weight and level of presort.

Each piece must include complete delivery and return addresses with correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 code.

Each piece must show in the address or return address the name of a school, college, university, public library, museum, herbarium, or a qualified nonprofit organization (703.1.2).

Mailing items with no ancillary service endorsement obligates the mailer to pay any applicable forwarding and return postage charges at the single-piece rate (507.1.5.4).

 

Postage Payment and Documentation (384)

Meter (604.4) or permit imprint (604.5).

Postage statement: Form 3605-R or approved facsimile.

 

Mail Preparation (385)

Mark each piece "Presorted" or "PRSRT" and "Library Mail" in the postage area. For optional marking locations, see 302.2.2.4.

See reverse for preparation and labeling.

 

Enter and Deposit (386)

All meter or permit imprint, generally, at post office where permit or meter license is held.

For the specific DMM standards applicable to this category of mail, consult the DMM sections referenced above and the general sections within each DMM module.

 
Bundling and Sacking Sequence (385.5)


5-Digit

Bundles: Optional at 10 addressed pieces, smaller volumes not permitted. Maximum weight 20 pounds.1

Labels: Red Label 5 or optional endorsement line (OEL) (708.7).


3-Digit

Bundles: Required at 10 addressed pieces, smaller volumes not permitted. Maximum weight 20 pounds.

Labels: Green Label 3 or OEL.


ADC

Bundles: Required at 10 addressed pieces, smaller volumes not permitted. Maximum weight 20 pounds.

Labels: Pink Label A or OEL.


Mixed ADC

Bundles: Required, no minimum. Maximum weight 20 pounds.

Labels: Tan Label X or OEL.

This graphic describes sortation for Library Mail Presorted Flats as described in the text.


5-Digit

Sacks: Optional at 10 piece (or 1,000 cubic inches), smaller volumes not permitted.

Labels: For Line 1, use city, state, and 5-digit ZIP Code destination of bundles. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS 5D NON BC."

Rate: 5-Digit


3-Digit

Sacks: Required at 20 pieces (or 1,000 cubic inches), smaller volumes not permitted.

Labels: For Line 1, use L002, Column A. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS 3D NON BC."

Rate:Basic


ADC

Sacks: Required at 20 pieces (or 1,000 cubic inches), smaller volumes not permitted.

Labels: For Line 1, use L004, Column B. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS ADC NON BC."

Rate:Basic


Mixed ADC

Sacks: Required, no minimum.

Labels: For Line 1, use L009, Column B. For Line 2, use "PSVC FLTS NON BC WKG."

Rate:Basic

1. 5-digit bundles of flats placed in 5-digit sacks may weigh a maximum of 40 pounds.

Each bundle (except mixed ADC bundles) must contain at least two addressed pieces.

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