Trans-Amigos Express - Labeling Requirements

Each participating library is assigned an individual location number and hub city code. Library staff should attach a completed TExpress or TAE label on each outbound piece indicating a location number code and hub city designation. This information is what the courier uses to deliver materials. Location number and hub codes can be found at https://www.amigos.org/node/137.

Amigos provides courier participants with a master label sheet, but each library is responsible for ordering blank label stock and producing labels in-house. Labels can be ordered from your preferred office supply store.

The TAE label template for the nylon mail bags is the 3” x 4” non-adhesive name badge insert cardstock (such as the Avery 5392). The TAE label template for envelopes and boxes is the 3 1/3" x 4" adhesive shipping labels (such as the Avery 5164).

Each label should be completed as follows:

  • Date Sent
  • From Location # / Hub – location number and hub of the sending library.
  • To Location # – location number of the receiving library should be clearly marked in large numerals.
  • Hub City – 3-character HUB city abbreviation of the receiving library
  • Attention – voluntary for ILL items but required if material is being sent to a recipient other than the ILL office. (See Non-Interlibrary Loan Materials page for more details).

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at 800-843-8482 or tae@amigos.org.