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Media Mail is a rate used for books, film, manuscripts, printed music, printed test materials, sound recordings, play scripts, printed educational charts, loose-leaf pages and binders consisting of medical informational, videotapes, and computer-recorded media like CDs and diskettes. Media Mail cannot contain advertising, with the exception of books that contain incidental announcements of other books and sound recordings that may contain incidental announcements of other sound recordings

Media Mail is Subject to Postal Inspection


- Media Mail is subject for inspection by the postal service. Regardless of physical closure, mailing articles at Media Mail prices constitutes consent by the mailer to postal inspection of the contents.
- Upon such inspection, matter not eligible for the Media Mail rate may be assessed at the proper rate and sent to the recipient postage due or the sender may be contacted for additional postage.

An invoice maybe included in the package. No personal correspondence can be on the invoice. Personal correspondence is a personal note or greeting from one person to another.

Marking and Addressing

Mark each package "Media Mail" in the postage area. If you do not have the package marked tell the clerk that it is Media Mail before the package is weighed for postage. This ensures your package will have correct postage and the clerk can mark the package appropriately.

All Media Mail packages must bear the sender's return address and must bear a delivery address. The delivery address on each piece must include the correct ZIP Code or ZIP+4 Code.

Size Limits

The combined length and girth, the distance around the thickest part, should not exceed 108 inches. The maximum weight for a package is 70 pounds.


Small & large packages, thick envelopes & tubes containing gifts, merchandise or any mailable items can be sent using Parcel Post. Parcel Post is an affordable way to mail packages. The price is determined by weight and distance.

Additional services, such as Certificate of mailing, Insurance, Delivery Confirmation, Signature Confirmation, Certified, Return Receipt, and Restricted Delivery, may be used with Parcel Post.

Size Limits

The combined length and girth around the thickest part of the package should Not exceed 130 inches. The maximum weight for a package is 70 pounds.

Additional Services

Additional Services are available for Media and Parcel Post Mail. These services include certificate of mailing, insurance, signature or delivery requirements. Requirements may apply for some services. Please see Additional Services for more information.