Covid-19 procedures.

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic and the lockdown, we have had to change our returns process.

Returns can be carried out in person at the Sling Spot shop (Leadmill road). We currently operating on an appointment basis. Please book your drop off appointment here.

If you wish to post, please contact us before doing so.

For more Covid 19 procedures please see our updates page.

Have a sling on hire from the Library? Here is how to renew or return it (and how to get your own!)

You will have received an email when you hired your carrier (please check your spam folder if you haven’t seen it).


Your hire email tells you how to renew – reply to it to let us know how long you wish to extend.

If you renew your carrier on the day it is due or in advance, it is £5 per week. Carriers that are not renewed by the due date will be charged the £1 daily rate.

The fees can be  paid as you go by paypal or via bank transfer, or you can pay your accrued extension fees on return.


You are most welcome to swap your carrier within your hire period if you wish. This can be done at the library drop in sessions, to the Sling Spot shop that is open 10-2pm Monday to Saturday next door to the Snug where most of the library sessions are held.


Your hire email will have more information; slings are usually returned to the library drop in sessions at the Snug, or to one of the branches (we prefer that branch slings are returned to the same branch).

Slings can also be returned to the Sling Spot shop that is open 10-2pm Monday to Saturday next door to the Snug where most of the library sessions are held.

If necessary, slings can be returned by arrangement with us outside of these dates (please email us).


Checking for issues

We check all carriers on return to make sure all buckles are intact, all accessories have been returned (such as hoods and chest straps) and that there has been no damage. Please help us to speed this process up by checking yourself prior to return and ensuring you return any accessories or letting us know about anything missing!

If there is a problem, just get in touch, we can often help to find a speedy and satisfactory resolution.

Lost or Damaged Carriers

You will have read our terms and conditions when you hired originally. As we do not ask for deposits to hire our carriers, to ensure the service remains easily accessible, all lost and damaged slings will need to be replaced. We are happy to help you find a replacement of like for like.

Please do make every effort to return your sling or get in touch if there is a problem, we will do our best to help you.

Carriers that are not returned and customers who vanish create a lot of work for us. We will have to view this as theft, and we reserve the right to pursue this through the small claims courts, if required.

Buying your own carrier

If you have loved your carrier and would like one of your own, we have a retail arm selling most of the best-loved brands that we believe offer the best value and quality.

You are welcome to buy in the Sling Spot shop next door to the Snug on return of your hire carrier, or browse our online website!