Fees and Charges

Manningham Toy Library is open to all parents, grandparents and carers. The library doesn’t cater for organisation or group memberships.


Membership Fees
Number of children What can I borrow? New members* Annual renewal
1 child 2 toys and 2 puzzles / games $95 $75
2 children 4 toys and 4 puzzles / games $105 $85
3 or more children 6 toys and 6 puzzles / games $115 $95

* Includes $20 bond. Concession holders receive a $30 discount off their membership. Temporary memberships are available.

Additional toys and party pack toys and equipment may be borrowed for a fixed fee per toy. Ask the duty coordinator for details.

Please bring proof of identity such as your driver's licence and cash or cheque to pay for your membership. Credit card facilities are not available however we do accept direct transfer to our Bendigo Bank account.

Account name: Manningham Toy Library Inc.
BSB: 633-000
Account number: 132794793

Loaned items can be borrowed for up to three weeks.

Overdue Charges

Late fines apply for items not returned on time at a rate of $1 per week per item. If you are unable to return toys on time, please phone the toy library in advance on 0415 081 370 to avoid a fine. Loans can be extended by 1 week.

Cleaning Charges

All toys, puzzles and equipment must be cleaned before being returned.

Members will be asked to clean and dry toys at check-in or asked to re-borrow items and return them in a clean state.

Permanently soiled Items returned dirty may incur a cleaning or repair fee.

Missing / Damaged Items

Items returned with missing or damaged pieces may incur a repair or replacement fee.

If a toy is missing a piece when it is returned, the whole toy or puzzle must be re-borrowed and the borrower must attempt to find the missing piece.

After that period, the member shall be fined according to the effect that the missing piece will have on the play value of the toy as a whole. This will be determined by the duty co-ordinator.

Fines for missing pieces start from $1. If a puzzle is returned without pieces the member may be asked to pay the replacement cost of the puzzle, particularly if the puzzle is new. However if missing pieces are found and returned, any fine paid shall be refunded.

Members who return badly damaged toys will be fined in accordance with the fine schedule, or dependent upon the damage, the amount to be paid will be set by the committee. In the event that a member’s bond is used for repair or replacement, the member will be asked to renew their bond in order to continue borrowing.