Carrier rental allows you to take a carrier home with you to help you find the carrier’s place in your lifestyle. Each carrier rental benefits from free unlimited swaps, so if for any reason you would like to try another, you can exchange at any open session until your rental period is over. There is no limit to the amount of carriers you can have out on rental at any one time, and all rental fees are the same regardless of the new price of the carrier itself.
Rental fees are £10 for four weeks.
Carrier rental is available at all of our free drop in sessions, at booked appointments, and by arrangement. There is a selection of over 500 carriers to choose from. All rental carriers can be picked up from sling library sessions and rentals include support with using your carrier, safety information and online instructions. Occasionally we can arrange postal rental but we strongly recommend face to face help and carrier fitting.
All of our carriers are listed on our online resource here – and can be booked in or out at sessions. You can see the availability of the collection online, or contact us if you would like to rent something specific.
If you are coming to a session and planning to rent, please register online with the sling library system before you arrive – this can speed up the rental process hugely. Once you have registered, you can renew online, or log in to see your rental details and return date anytime.
Further hire fees do fall due if you fail to return your carrier on or before the specified date.
Out of Hours Pick Up
Drop in sessions can be busy, and there can be a wait to be seen as we balance the needs of all our users. Our out of hours service is available for those who wish to pick up rental carriers without waiting for advice at drop in. Perhaps you have used the sling library before, know what you want to hire for a holiday or special event, or have seen something in stock you know you want to try, and don’t want to risk it being hired to someone else. Out of hours pick up is charged at a flat rate of £3.00 – this is in addition to the hire fee, but is per pick up rather than per carrier. All pick ups are from the sling library house in Farsley.
Please note we cannot guarantee availability of any specific carrier using fast track hire, and whilst we will do our best to accommodate pick up times, we are working around families of our own. Please use our fast track form and we will be in touch to arrange a pick up time. You will need to be a registered user on the sling library system before picking up your rental so please sign up here.