Dear [Insert name here],
It has come to my attention that you wish to borrow my book [Insert name here] by [Insert name here]. In order to do this, you must fill out a short form.
There are a list of situations below. Please check all that apply.
It is perfectly acceptable to:
Dog ear pages [ ] Get a book wet [ ] Lend a borrowed book out to someone else [ ] Keep it for 3+ months [ ] Lose a dust jacket [ ] Bent, rip, or tear the dust jacket [ ] Bent, rip, or tear the pages [ ]Write notes in the margins [ ] Highlight passages [ ] Borrow a book and never read it [ ] Remark on how much you dislike book to the lender [ ] Eat while reading [ ] Stain a book’s pages [ ] Keep the book in anything but perfect condition[ ]
If you checked any of the above, you are not welcome to borrow my book. Please return contract to me and leave in a timely manner. If you checked none of the above, please continue down the the form below.
I, _______, hereby declare that I will take utmost care of the book _____. I will use bookmarks at all times, never got ear pages, and leave the dust jacket on. In the case of a paperback book, I will keep the book squashed between two heavy things when I am not reading so the cover does not bend and crease. I will not lend out the borrowed book to someone else. I will not take the book out in the rain. I will not read while eating. I will keep the book in the exact condition I found it in.
If I should fail, I will pay for a new copy with promptness and without complaint. The new copy will be exactly the same as the old. I will not ask to borrow signed books. If the lender says I may not borrow a book, I will simply nod and accept their decision.
Date Signed, ________
Please turn the contract back into the lender. I thank you for your cooperation. Have a lovely day.