[Libs-Or] Do you have bike locks for check out?

BCLD Library Director director at bakerlib.org
Tue Feb 24 10:36:47 PST 2015

We have 2 bike locks for day-use check out. Since we're right next to the
city park, they've have had a good number of checkouts but we need to do a
better job of advertising them with signage, especially in summer. Staff are
encouraged to offer the bike locks when they have the opportunity. 


Our website has our usage policy
<http://bakerlib.org/about-us/services/check-out-a-bike-lock.html> . It was
copied from Elmwood Park Public Library
bike-lock>  in Wisconsin.


Our local bike shop gave us a discount on a Giant flex-key cable model
.lock.15mm.x.185cm/514/59220/> . 

The cable allows it to fit a variety of bike sizes & we like that it comes
with extra keys in case one is lost (but none have been in the 5 years we've
had them).


Besides the disclaimer in our usage policy which staff review when issuing a
lock to a patron, we haven't ever required borrowers sign a liability waiver
in case their property is stolen despite use of our lock. Most of our
borrowers are children, so it's unlikely such a document would have any
legal standing in those cases anyway. 



Perry Stokes | Library Director 

Baker County Library District | 2400 Resort St | Baker City, OR 97814

o: 866-297-1239 | m: 541.403.0450 | f: 541-523-9088 | e:
director at bakerlib.org


From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf
Of Emily Antonelli
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:59 AM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] Do you have bike locks for check out?


Hello all,


Do you circulate bike locks at your library? Or do you know of a library
that does circulate bike locks? 


We here at Tualatin library are considering adding a few bike locks to our
daily circulation for our biking patrons.


We are curious if other libraries in Oregon have circulating bike locks. If
so would you mind sharing your observations to date with the whole process:
types of locks, local policies, partnership success, or any ideas to make
the program a success. 


Your thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated. Please feel free to
contact me personally at: eantonelli at ci.tualatin.or.us


Thank you in advance,  


Emily Antonelli

Tualatin Public Library | City of Tualatin

18878 SW Martinazzi Ave Tualatin OR 97062

 <mailto:eantonelli at ci.tualatin.or.us> eantonelli at ci.tualatin.or.us |

503 691-3074 

Member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) |
<http://www.wccls.org/> http://www.wccls.org

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