Term and Condition

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North Otago Toy Library member rules

  1. Toys may only be hired by fully paid-up Library members;
  2. All outstanding Library debt must be settled before toys may be borrowed;
  3. Library membership is per immediate family i.e. primary caregiver(s);
  4. Toy hire defaults to a 2 week period, shall you wish to hire toys for a 1 week period please notify the librarian. limited to 5 toys per library session;
  5. Companies or organisations using the Library will be non-duty members;
  6. The member is responsible for toys after leaving the premises. Please let us know of any missing toy piece(s) via email or messenger on the day of hire to avoid fines;
  7. Reserved toys must be collected at the next library session;
  8. Toys can be renewed at the standard hire charge by messaging us or logging on to your member page. However, a toy may not be renewed if it is reserved by another member;
  9. Toys are considered overdue four (4) days after their return date. Overdue toys are charged at the rate of $2.50 per toy per week;
  10. All toys must be cleaned before they are returned;
  11. Toys are checked on return to the library. Missing pieces are charged at $5.00 per piece ($5.00 is credited to your account if the piece is found within one month). Note: you may be charged extra if the cost of replacement exceeds $5;
  12. Toys that are irreparably damaged beyond normal wear and tear are immediately charged at $5.00, after which the NOTL Committee will determine whether further charges will be applied for the damage;
  13. Members are given fair notice when toys are due and overdue. In the event the Library is required to retain a debt collection agency to recover toys and/or monies owing, the member is liable for collection fees;
  14. All Duty members are expected to fulfil their library duty throughout the year. Failure to do so will result in your being invoiced $35 to become a Non-duty member. The following year, you may only be offered a Non-duty membership;
  15. The Library reserves the right to cancel membership with no refund if a member fails to comply with these rules;
  16. The North Otago Toy Library takes no responsibility for any damage or injuries to any person or property caused by its toys;
  17. In accordance with the Privacy Act, members’ details will not be shared with any other parties. All information is confidential and for Library purposes only. However, in the case of non-returned toys your details may be given to a Debt Collection Agency to retrieve property belonging to the North Otago Toy Library;