We love meeting books face to face. The visual bouquet, the paper aroma, and the special unexpected quirks like doodles or fore-edge drawings—they all delight us. But sometimes we are disappointed with the surprises, especially with regards to library date stamps. We go into date stamp projects blind but hopeful. Perhaps the most frustrating situation is when we are able to find a date stamp but it wasn’t applied to the page properly—we can see an outline but can’t quite make out the year, or the stamp was placed over a dark section so that it is illegible. Furthermore, a library catalog may indicate the hard-copy publication should be on the shelf, when it is nowhere to be found.
So, we’ve gone to the library, we’ve looked for your needed date/library stamp, and we did not have good luck. Now what? We do it again until we find what you need. Each time we re-route the order, we must charge you a service fee. When you place your date stamp requests, you may specify a maximum amount of re-routes allowable. Typically, we are able to find an acceptable date stamp within 1-3 attempts. If we begin to experience excessive re-routing, we will update you to give you the chance to cancel any further attempts. As you can imagine, with re-routing comes a delay in the delivery of your document. We always prioritize ASAP orders, but your desired date stamp may not arrive within the 24-hour standard turnaround. The same goes for Regular turnaround, though this is more likely.
Some date stamps do not indicate the name of the library along with the institution—it’s one or the other. Some date stamps are handwritten, in pencil. Sometimes a library circulation card might suffice in lieu of a date stamp? And sometimes you need a date stamp within a certain range. Any and all preferences are accommodable. For specifics about date stamp project billing or turnaround times, please do get in touch with us.