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 4 toys plus a puzzle OR game 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 notify the librarian 027-7535046 of any missing toy piece(s) 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 027-7535046. 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;