Term and Condition

How does the Toy Library work?

Our members pay a one-off annual fee that covers the hire of all our toys, including our party hire items. The only extra charge is for the hire of our bouncy castle. Items are issued for 2 weeks at a time.

There are three types of membership:

Standard Non Rostered Memberships

12 Months $135 or 6 Months $80

Discounted Rostered Memberships

12 Months $85 or 6 Months $55. For this heavily discounted membership, members are required to do a duty at our Saturday opening around 4 times a year.

Grandparent Membership

No requirements to do duties: 12 Months $35 for a maximum of five visits to the library over one year (no requirements to do duties).

Memberships are not transferable or refundable. We accept cash or internet banking for payment (no Eftpos at the library).

Please pay for your membership by internet banking by depositing into the following bank account: 

Westpac 03-1746-0042105-00

Can I renew and reserve toys?

You can renew each toy once (simply phone, text or email us your name and the toy number or login to our new online system and do it yourself!). Toys can be reserved including popular toys, party packs, the bouncy castle and cake tins.

Party Hire

We have some fabulous party hire packs, a bouncy castle and cake tins available. Some of these are free for members and some have reduced hire costs.

What happens if toys are lost or damaged?

Members who return a toy with a missing piece can be charged a fine of up to $5 for each lost piece. This fine will be refunded on return of the missing piece/pieces. If the missing piece is vital to the toy and without it the toy cannot be played with then we may need to seek costs to replace the toy.
Each time you take out a toy you will need to check all the pieces are with the toy, ideally before you leave the library. If you do not do this you may be fined when you return the toy if pieces are missing so it is important you check your toys. Please contact us if you find pieces are missing when you get home or if the toy is damaged in any way.
We understand that toys can break in normal play. Please notify us of the broken parts when you return the toys. If a toy is destroyed or a vital piece is broken and cannot be replaced, you may be charged the replacement cost of the toy. The committee will assess the situation and you will be notified of any charges within 4 weeks.


Some of our toys require batteries so we do supply these but you will need to replace these when they go flat.

Overdue toys

If your toy is overdue, you will be charged $2 per toy per week until they are returned. You will get reminder e-mails when toys are due and overdue and you will be able to renew online or contact our librarian. We understand that it is not always possible to return toys on time.

The Invercargill Toy Library is pleased to make bicycles and scooters available to members.

As a member of the library, you acknowledge that there are dangers and risks inherent with bicycle and scooter riding to which any child under your supervision may be exposed.

The Invercargill Toy Library does not provide protective clothing or bicycle helmets and it is your responsibility to ensure that the child wears a helmet at all times and is otherwise appropriately attired when participating in bicycle and scooter riding. You agree that your children will participate in bicycle and scooter riding at your own risk. You also agree to voluntarily assume responsibility for supervising bicycle and scooter riding and any injury, death or property damage you or the child may suffer or cause as a result of participating in bicycle and scooter riding.

To the maximum extent possible at law, you (both in your personal capacity and on behalf of the child) agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Invercargill Toy Library and its respective officers, employees, servants, agents and contractors (the “Indemnified Persons”) against all actions, claims, suits, costs, expenses, demands and damages suffered or incurred by the Indemnified Persons or any one or more of them by reason of, or in respect of, or in any manner whatsoever arising out of, or caused by, your use of the Invercargill Toy Library or the child's participation in bicycle and scooter riding.