The State Library of Ohio, which oversees the shipping of materials between Ohio Libraries, contracted with a new courier service at the end of June, 2021. The new service, STAT Courier, is unfortunately experiencing staffing and other issues which has resulted in a huge backlog of materials that are being shipped between libraries all across the state. The State Library of Ohio and STAT Courier are diligently working to resolve the issues and to get service back on track as quickly as possible.
Birchard Public Library and all three branches are proud of providing library patrons with the items they have requested in a timely manner. We are just as frustrated with these delays as are our readers and have shared our concerns with the State Library of Ohio. We apologize for any inconvenience and please know that we are unpacking items as quickly as we can once they arrive.