October 8, 2014


Bible Foundation
PO Box 908
Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 538-4897
www.bf.org
bf@bf.org


Dear Postmaster,

Many individuals and organizations throughout the USA donate reading matter to Bible Foundation and mail it to us using the LIBRARY RATE as authorized in the Domestic Mail Manual Section 173, Part 5.0. Occasionally, a post office is unfamiliar with the regulation and refuses to allow our donors (who receive no benefit from the donation) to mail under it. USPS webpage http://pe.usps.gov/text/dmm300/173.htm
has the regulation. An excerpt from it is to the right.

Bible Foundation is a qualified nonprofit religious organization and is dependent on many donors to help many people throughout the world. Please honor this postal regulation and allow our donors to continue to help.
Thank you.


Sincerely,
Bible Foundation
DMM TOC > 100 Retail Letters, Cards, Flats, and Parcels > 170 Media Mail
173 Prices and Eligibility
1.0 Media Mail and Library Mail Prices and Fees

5.0 Content Standards for Library Mail Parcels
5.1 Sender and Recipient Qualifications
Each piece must show in the address or return address the name of a school, college, university, public library, museum, or herbarium or the
name of a nonprofit (as defined in 703.1.0) religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic (charitable), agricultural, labor, veterans, or fraternal organization or association.

5.2 Content Standards for Mailings Between Entities
The
items described in this section may be mailed at the Library Mail price when sent between: (1) schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, museums, and herbariums and nonprofit religious, educational, scientific, philanthropic (charitable), agricultural, labor, veterans, and fraternal organizations or associations; (2) any such institution, organization, or association and an individual who has no financial interest in the sale, promotion, or distribution of the materials; or (3) any such institution, organization, or association and a publisher, if such party has placed an order to buy such materials for delivery to itself:

a.
Books, consisting wholly of reading matter, scholarly bibliography, or reading matter with incidental blank spaces for notations and containing no advertising, except for incidental announcements of books.
b. Printed music, whether in bound or sheet form.
c. Bound volumes of academic theses, whether in typewritten or duplicated form.
d. Periodicals, whether bound or unbound.
e. Sound recordings.
f. Other library materials in printed, duplicated, or photographic form or in the form of unpublished manuscripts.
g. Museum materials, specimens, collections, teaching aids, printed matter, and interpretive materials for informing and furthering the educational work and interests of museums and herbariums.