Each family may only belong to one Toy Library at any one time. Currently, there are more than 30 toy libraries located throughout Auckland. These libraries allow patrons to borrow toys, puzzles, games and learning activities generally for two week period (3 weeks for Northcote).
Papakura Toy Library
Toys Age Range: birth to approximately 6 years
Address: Elizabeth Campbell Centre, 2 Chapel Street, Papakura (South Auckland)
Tel: 09 299 3635
Hrs of Operation: Tuesday 9.30am – 11.30am, Thursday 9.3am – 11.30am, Saturday 9.00am – 12.00 noon (closed the Saturdays of long weekends)
Carlson Toy Library
Note: Over 1500 toys.
Address: 261 St Andrews Rd, Three Kings, Auckland 1024 (Auckland Central)
Tel: 09 624 3308
Hrs of Operation: Thursday – 9.30am – 12.00pm, Friday – 9.30am – 12.00pm, Saturday – 9.30am – 12.30pm
West Auckland Community Toy Library
Note: One of the largest (and oldest) toy libraries in New Zealand.
Address: 229 Portage Road, Green Bay, Auckland (West Auckland)
Hrs of Operation: Tues 9:30am to 1:30pm, Wed 9:30am to 12pm, Thurs 10am to 12:30pm & 1.30pm to 4pm, Sat 9am to 11.30am
North Shore Plunket Toy Library
Toys Age Range: For children aged 6 months to 5 years.
Address: 1 Sidmouth Street, Mairangi Bay, North Shore (North Shore)
Hrs of Operation: Friday & Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am, Sunday 3.00 – 4.30pm
Play-A-While Devonport Toy Library
Note: About 750 toys in the library to borrow.
Address: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport (North Shore)
Tel: 022 053 3092
Hrs of Operation: Saturday 9am to 11.30am
Mangere Bridge Toy Library
Address: 5 Taylor Rd, Mangere Bridge (South Auckland)
Tel: 022 631 4595
Hrs of Operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 10am-12pm
Ponsonby Community Toy Library
Note: Over 1700 indoor and outdoor toys.
Toys Age Range: babies aged six months to children aged seven years.
Address: 3 Dedwood Terrace (by Plunket Rooms on corner of Jervois Road), St Mary’s Bay, Auckland (Auckland Central)
Tel: 021 022 87372
Hrs of Operation: Tuesday 09:30-11:45, Friday 09:30-11:45, Saturday 09:00-12:00
Northcote Toy Library
Note: Has about 900 toys.
Toys Age Range: birth up to six years old.
Address: 5a Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland (North Shore)
Hrs of Operation: Tuesday 9:30am – 11:00am, Saturday 9:30am – 11:00am