Toy Libraries in South Australia

Council Toy Libraries in South Australia

Council Toy Libraries are a fabulous resource for families in South Australia. They offer access to a great range of toys including developmental toys, puzzles, board games, sporting equipment, costumes and more. Children are adept at learning through play, so visiting your local council toy library is a great way to enhance your child’s development, imagination and skills.

Toy libraries are simple to join and there is generally a small annual fee to cover cleaning and maintenance but the benefits are immense. Toy libraries are also often staffed by experienced librarians with an understanding of developmental stages in children and are a fabulous resource for recommending toys for your child. 


Benefits of joining a council toy library

  • Families can maintain a rotating supply of toys for their children and also avoid the expense of buying toys outright.
  • A great way to test toys before buying your own. 
  • Less need to store large quantities of toys at home plus less mess.
  • Resources are available for families with children who have additional needs.

Did you know that some council libraries also offer access to a range of sporting and recreational equipment that may include:

  • Sporting equipment – bats, balls and nets
  • Board games
  • Jigsaws
  • Costumes
  • XBox 360, Wii and Playstation 4 games
  • Musical instruments

Party Toys and Packs

Some council libraries even offer party toys and packs to keep kids entertained at parties for a small fee. These may include ride-on toy cars, mini rollercoaster toys, toddler slides and seesaws, party games.


Council libraries that are currently operating their toy libraries have strict cleaning, visiting and borrowing policies in place to ensure the safety of all borrowers. 

Please note that some council libraries have not yet resumed Toy Library borrowing due to COVID-19. Please check with your local council toy library. 


Find a council toy library near you in South Australia


Adelaide – Inner City

Unley Toy Library | 181 Unley Road, Unley | website | Read our review


Adelaide – North

Para Hills Toy Library | Wilkinson Rd, Para Hills | website

Prospect Toy Library | 128 Prospect Rd, Prospect | website

Adelaide – East

Burnside Toy Library | 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore | website  | Read our review


Adelaide – North East

Campbelltown Toy Library | Montacute Rd, Campbelltown | website

Tea Tree Gully Toy Library | 571 Montague Road, Modbury | website


Adelaide – South

Blackwood Toy Library | 4 Young St, Blackwood | website

Cove Civic Centre Toy Library | 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove | website

Hub Toy Library | Hub Library, Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park | website

Mitcham Toy Library | Located within the Mitcham Memorial Library 154 Belair Road, Hawthorn | website | Read our review

Park Holme Toy Library | 1 Duncan Avenue, Park Holme | website

Unley Toy Library | 181 Unley Rd, Unley | Read our review


Adelaide – West

Parks Library Toy Collection | 46-48 Trafford Street, Angle Park | website

West Torrens Toy Library | 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton | website


Regional SA

Tintinara Coonalpyn Community Toy Library | Tintara | website

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