Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Ottawa Babywearing Group Sling Library: Rules & Contract
An Ottawa Babywearing Group (OBG) member is welcome to borrow a carrier from the OBG Sling Library for 7 days. Members are asked to prearrange the loan of a carrier of their choice and it can be collected from an admin team member at a Friday meet, being returned at the following weeks meet. Some carriers may become popular. In this case the OBG admin team will create a waiting list.
If the member is unable to make it to a Friday meet they should work out with an admin member a separate arrangement but the free loan will still be for just 7 days.
The admin in charge of the library will have the responsibility to complete, in the library records, the name of the member borrowing the carrier and their phone number and address. They will ensure that the member is clear about when the carrier is due back and will record this in the library records. The member will be asked to sign a basic contract ensuring that the member is aware of the terms of the loan (namely the date the carrier is due back, that it should be returned in the same condition it was loaned out in, and the rules regarding late, damage and loss fees).
Before the contract is signed the admin and the member will check over the carrier together to establish the existing condition of the carrier. Any defects should be noted at in the contract and in the Sling Library records.
The admin in charge will also be responsible for checking any returned carriers and collecting any late, damage or loss fees payable.
Carriers will only be lent out after a demonstration on how to use the carrier correctly, including how to take the baby out of the carrier. Instructions for use of the carrier will be made available to members online, both in the Facebook group in a document format, and on the blog. Members will be made aware of these links during the demonstration of the carrier being loaned and the contract will remind members to check out instructional links online.
The member borrowing a carrier will be responsible for returning the carrier on the date specified and in the same condition in which it was loaned. If the carrier has become dirty or smelly for any reason the member will be responsible for washing the carrier, as per the care label. If no care label is available the member should contact the OBG admin team for appropriate instructions.
If the carrier is returned late to the OBG a fee of $5 per day will be charged.
If the carrier is damaged the member who borrowed it will be required to pay a sum of money to cover the cost of repairing or replacing the carrier.
If the carrier is lost or stolen whilst being borrowed the member will be required to pay an amount that will cover the cost of a replacement.
Any monies raised from late returns, damaged, lost or stolen carriers will go towards the purchasing of new carriers for the library and taking care of any sundry costs (ie the printing of loan contracts etc)
If a member wants to borrow for a period longer than 1 week the admin team will consider this and may ask for a suggested donation, depending on the length of the extension. Again, any monies raised from extended loans will go towards the purchasing of new carriers for the library and to cover sundry running costs.
Ottawa Babywearing Group Sling Library- Contract
________________________________ (name) OBG member will borrow
________________________________ (carrier) from the OBG Sling Library from
________________________________ (date) till
The member has had a full demonstration regarding the safe and proper use of the carrier on loan and is aware of the instructional links available in the OBG Facebook group and at ottawababywearinggroup.blogspot.ca
The member will return the carrier on the agreed date and if the carrier is returned at a later date a late fee of $5 per day will be owed.
The member will ensure that the carrier is returned in good condition; the same condition in which it was loaned. If the carrier is dirtied or becomes smelly during the loan the member will wash it, as per the washing instructions provided.
If the carrier is damaged whilst on loan the member will be required to pay a sum of money to cover the cost of repairing or replacing the carrier (see below for replacement value). The amount required to cover the cost of repair will be subject to discussion between the member and admin at the time the carrier is returned.
If the carrier is lost or stolen whilst on loan the member will be required to pay the replacement value of the carrier (as listed above.) The replacement value of this carrier is
Any existing defects to the carrier;
____________________________________ (OBG Member)
____________________________________ (OBG Admin In Charge Of Sling Library)