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Illinois Heartland Library System

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Illinois Heartland Library System manages a fleet of vehicles, which are used to transport books and other materials between IHLS hubs, member libraries, and the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System. Once vehicles reach a certain mileage, the IHLS board approves them for retirement and surplussing. The vehicles are then offered by auction to the libraries of Illinois and to the Illinois State Library for library business use. If the vehicles have not sold at the end of the auction period, the vehicles are then offered by auction to members of the public (which may include library staff for personal use).

The following vehicle auctions have been scheduled:

Library-Use Auction

Nov. 16-23, 2023 *Updated*

OPENS: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m.
CLOSES: Thursday, Nov. 23, 4:30 p.m.

VEHICLE(S) INCLUDE: Ford Transit Box Truck

ELIGIBLE BIDDERS: IHLS-member libraries and Illinois state library agencies only; to be used for library use only

Browse Vehicles in Library-Use Auction

Public Auction

Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 2023  *Updated*

OPENS: Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, 8 a.m.
CLOSES: Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, 4:30 p.m.

VEHICLE(S) INCLUDE: All vehicles not sold during the initial auction

ELIGIBLE BIDDERS: Open to the Public
 

Browse Vehicles Public Auction

 

About the Vehicles

Photos and additional information on each vehicle are available on the auction pages.

The minimum bid values were calculated at 75% of Kelley Blue Book's private sale in good condition value as of the date on which the vehicles were surplused. All vehicle(s) have been regularly maintained. Any logos/decals will be removed before pickup, and vehicle(s) are otherwise sold as-is. No warranty is given or implied. Photos and additional information on each vehicle are available on the auction pages.

 

Vehicle Inspection Appointments.

You may inspect the vehicle(s) by appointment during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment or to request additional information or photographs, please contact the Delivery Manager/Coordinator for the hub at which the vehicle you are interested in is located.

 

Bidding

The minimum bid value has been calculated at 75% of Kelley Blue Book's private sale in good condition value.

To bid on a vehicle, you must first create a 32auctions account. Please refer to the "Create An Account" page on the auction website for assistance with setting up an account.

 

Payment and Pickup

Purchases must be paid for and picked up by the date noted on the relevant auction listing. Payment types accepted include Cash, Company Check, or Money Order. Personal checks will not be accepted.

All vehicles are located at Illinois Heartland Library System–Carbondale (1840 Innovation Drive, 62903), Illinois Heartland Library System–Champaign (1704 Interstate Drive, 61822), or Illinois Heartland Library System–Edwardsville (6725 Goshen Road, 62025), as noted on the relevant auction listing, and must be picked up at that corresponding location.

To schedule an appointment to pick up your vehicle during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, please contact the Delivery Manager/Coordinator for the hub at which the vehicle you are interested in is located.

 

Last Updated :Fri, 12/08/2023 - 15:42