Reservations

We have lots of slings at Oxford Sling Library and many of the same brand because they are popular. If there is a particular sling/carrier that you’d like to reserve for the next sling library, do get in touch via the ‘Contact Info’-form on the ‘About Us’ tab.

Have a look at our list of slings on myTurn. You’ll see what’s on hire and what is in stock. If the sling/carrier you would like to borrow is presently on hire, after you have contacted us, we contact the present hirer to see when they can drop the sling off – either prior to the sling library or at the sling library. Then we notify you of it’s availability and proceed with prepayment. We will then email you the prepayment details.

Reservations are £5, per sling and paid in advance by BACS or Paypal. Reservations include a two week hire of the sling.

All payments must reach us by 12 midday on the Thursday before a sling library event the next day. We ask that you let us know when you have made your payment and whether it is a BACS or a Paypal payment.

If the sling is in stock, we prepare the sling in a reservations bag with your name on so that only you/named collector can hire the sling on the day.

We ask all of our sling borrowers to be mindful that other people may have booked their particular sling for the next session and therefore to bring it back to the Sling Library in time for the next borrower to hire it.

Sometimes a sling does not get returned to the sling library on time and then we will do our very best to either provide you with something that is in stock or to transfer your reservation to the next sling library. Please discuss with one of the sling library volunteers so that we have a written version of your request.

If you do not show up on the day or we do not see your name on the Sign In Sheet, we may re-release the sling into library stock (and refund your £5 back by whatever method you paid by. No cash refunds are available). We often do not have a chance to check message or calls on our mobile phones during a sling library session as we are busy running the sling library. Let us know as early as you can prior to 12 noon on a sling library Friday if you are unable to collect your reservation.

Demonstrations of your chosen sling are £2 in addition. Some hirers are familiar with their reserved sling and do not need a demonstration / fitting, OR, they have to rush off so it’s a Collect & Go – after Checking Out the sling with the lovely ladies on the computers.

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Oxford Sling Library is in line with other sling libraries with regards to prices. Many libraries charge per week, or ask for full RRP as deposit.
If you really cannot afford the hire prices etc, please get in touch to discuss options.