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

Palombo, Lynne lpalombo at oregonian.com
Tue Feb 24 10:45:12 PST 2015

I think this is a great idea. Libraries are so awesome!

Lynne Palombo
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From: BCLD Library Director <director at bakerlib.org<mailto:director at bakerlib.org>>
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:36 AM
To: "libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us<mailto:libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>" <libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us<mailto:libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>>
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] Do you have bike locks for check out?

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<http://www.elmwoodparklibrary.org/how-do-i/special-collections/check-out-a-bike-lock> in Wisconsin.

Our local bike shop gave us a discount on a Giant flex-key cable model<http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/gear/product/surelock.flex.key.15.cable.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<mailto: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<mailto: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<mailto: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
eantonelli at ci.tualatin.or.us<mailto:eantonelli at ci.tualatin.or.us> | http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/library
503 691-3074
Member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) | http://www.wccls.org<http://www.wccls.org/>
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