Book groups are responsible for the care and security of books and booknotes while on loan from the BDS.
Your group can decide which method to use to return books to the BDS Christchurch office.
Our address is 440 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240.
When wrapping books for delivery by post or courier, DO:
PLEASE DO NOT USE newspaper (the ink comes off on to the books). Don't force too many books into one parcel.
You can buy subsidised CourierPost courier bags (with Track & Trace facility) from BDS. We sell Lineflow and Foolscap sizes. Use 'Order BDS Products' facility in the Convenor section of the website, or email or phone through your request. You can pay by credit card (on-line only). If paying by internet banking or manual deposit, please identify your payment (with your BDS group number e.g. ASHB 020).
Cost of bags ordered from BDS:
Lineflow (395 x 440mm, fits 7-12 books) $52.50 per half-pack (5 bags)
$105 for a pack (10 bags)
Foolscap (275 x 380mm, fits approx. 4 books) $42.50 for a half-pack (5 bags)
Too many books for one bag?
Larger groups may need to use a Foolscap courier bag to accommodate any overflow of books (i.e. your set of books doesn't fit into one lineflow bag). You can buy these from BDS. These are samller bags and are handy for up to 4 extra books.
CourierPost pick-up & delivery instructions
We have an arrangement with the courier company CourierPost. If you use CourierPost bags that are bought from us, your book parcels can:
BDS groups should not be charged extra for courier bags dropped at any PostShop counter, or for bags deemed to be exceeding the weight limit. Should this happen, please contact BDS office to report the incident.
Please keep the top sticker off the courier bag. This is required for track and trace purposes should the parcel go missing.