Memberships are not for use by contactors or individuals for trade. Memberships are limited to households that live or work within the City of Springfield. Each membership will expire on the April 15 following the date you join. Any misuse may lead to termination of Tool Library membership.
Due to high demand and limited availability, some tools may not be available for more than one week. Your check out term will be one week unless a longer check out term is authorized by a CPO Employee. This is dependent upon demand. If you borrow a tool and it stops working, is damaged, or is missing a part RETURN IT IMMEDIATELY. ANY MODIFICATION OF ANY TOOL MAY RESULT IN THE MEMBER PAYING FOR A REPLACEMENT TOOL AND HIS OR HER MEMBERSHIP BEING REVOKED.
Tools must be returned in the same condition they were lent. If there is any damage or if any parts of the tool are missing, the Tool Library may bill the member for repair or replacement and their membership may be revoked.
LOADING AND UNLOADING
Members are responsible for the loading and unloading of tools. If a Community Partnership employee assists in loading and/or unloading materials/tools, the member assumes all risk and Community Partnership is not liable for any property damage or personal injuries of the member and/or Community Partnership staff.
Members must have an appropriate vehicle to transport the equipment they are borrowing to and from the Tool Library.
For the safety of members and staff, the Tool Library will adhere to safety protocols as instructed by the City of Springfield and Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Masks will be worn by staff and volunteers of the Tool Library when unable to physically distance more than 6 feet. Tools will not be available to check out the same day they are returned to allow for proper cleaning, sanitation, and maintenance. The Tool Library will be closed if any Tool Library staff or volunteer contracts COVID. If a member has a loan due during a quarantine, the member may request an extension of their loan up to the end of said quarantine.
Active members will receive one free year's membership if they refer five new members. New members must mention the referer by name or membership ID in their application for that referral to count. The free membership will be applied on April 15th following the fifth referral.
Release of All Claims
The following statement releases CPO and its representatives from all liability associted with your transport and/or use of tools from the Tool Library.
For and in consideration of the mutual promises and agreements set forth in the lending agreement, (the “Borrower”) and Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO) located at 330 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65802, said borrower does hereby forever release and forever discharge CPO and all of CPO’s representatives from all claims.
As used in this release of all claims, the term “representatives” means all past and present officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, attorneys, and others in their individual capacities, as well as any corporate capacity, acting on behalf of CPO.
As used in this release of all claims, the term “all claims” means every cause of action, claim for relief, suit, or right to payment or other performance, from the beginning of time through the date of this release of all claims, for which liability would be imposed or relief would be granted in any legal or equitable action or proceedings, whether such cause of action, claim for relief, suit, or right to payment or other performance be sustainable or groundless, known or unknown, asserted or unasserted, developed or undeveloped, liquidated or non-liquidated, contingent or absolute, several, joint, or joint and several, offensive or defensive, or reduced to judgment or not; and whether such claim, cause of action, claim for relief, judgment, suit, or right to payment or other performance be in contract, quasi contract, restitution, or in tort, or for breach of regulatory or statutory duty, or for breach of any other kind of duty whatsoever.
This release of all claims shall be construed as broadly as possible against the undersigned borrower and in favor of CPO so as to forever release and forever discharge CPO and its representatives to the broadest and maximum extent permitted by law in accordance with mutual intentions of the undersigned borrower and CPO.
The borrower agrees that no promises have been made to him or her that are not expressly written in this release. By signing this release, the borrower is not relying on any statement or representation made by CPO or by any of CPO’s agents, employees, or attorneys. The borrower is only signing this after considering whether to do so in his or her own judgment or after having obtained the advice of an independent attorney.
The borrower further warrants that s/he is at least 18 years of age and legally competent to execute this release. The borrower further represents that s/he has read this release fully, asked any questions s/he may have had, and understands the legal effects of it before s/he voluntarily signed this document.
CAUTION: BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS YOU COULD HAVE. READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY; IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY BEFORE SIGNING THIS RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS.