Unley Toy Library

Unley Toy Library provides for children at all levels of development. Friendly, knowledgeable staff can advise and assist you in selecting the right toys specifically for your child.

Location & opening hours

Unley Toy Library

Find us

181 Unley Road, Unley

Email: libraries@unley.sa.gov.au

Phone: (08) 8372 5174

Opening hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 10.30am – 12.30pm
    • 2 - 5pm
  • Wednesday
    • 2 - 5pm
  • Thursday
    • 2 – 5pm
  • Friday
    • 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Saturday
    • 10.30am – 3pm

The Unley Libraries are closed on public holidays.



Our collection covers people from 0-100 years! Whilst the majority focuses on 0-12 years, there are puzzles and games that offer a challenge to people of all ages.

We are particularly proud of our range of games and puzzles and physical activity collection, all of which we strive to keep as relevant as possible. We display our collection in areas of development including: sensory-motor, social and emotional development, concept development, language development, strategic thinking, reading skills, art, science and mathematics.

For some examples, here is Brodie, our Toy Library Coordinator, showcasing a few:

Party Hire Collection

We have a collection of party hire toys that members can book for their child's birthday or celebration.

Unley Toy Library Party Hire brochure 2020(PDF, 4MB)

  • Party hire toys are a four day loan covering the weekend or a mid-week party.
  • Members can borrow two party hire toys in addition to the eight toys included with their membership.
  • A full family or group membership is required for Party Hire.

Download a copy of our Party Hire brochure.(PDF, 4MB)



All residents of South Australia can join the Unley Toy Library. Simply bring some identification with your name, address, signature and photograph. You will receive a specific Unley Toy Library membership card. Membership is not transferrable to other toy libraries.

To join the Unley Toy Library an annual fee is payable:

  • Families $50 (inc. GST) per annum (8 toys at a time)
  • Groups $70 (inc. GST) per annum (15 toys at a time)
  • Temporary membership $10 (inc. GST) once off 4 week loan, conditions apply (8 toys at time)

Temporary memberships are available in some circumstances.


  • Most toys are available for four-week loan
  • Short-term party hire equipment is available - Bookings essential
  • Each family membership can borrow eight toys and each group membership can borrow fifteen toys at one time
  • When you get your toys home, please check that all the pieces listed on the label are in the container and report any damaged or missing to a staff member within 48 hours of borrowing.
  • Please ask if you need to extend a loan on your toys. Not all toys are able to be extended due to limited availability
  • No holds/reservations. Only party hire equipment can be booked.




All items are to be returned to the Unley Toy Library.

When returning items, please:

  • Clean all toys as per the Toy Libraries Australia guidelines. Please note: As of 1 July 2021, if an item is not cleaned upon return, there will be a cleaning fee of $5 charged per item.
  • Brush any outside toys or games to ensure they are rid of spiders or insects
  • Count and check all pieces are included and ensure toys are in the same packaging in which they were borrowed.
  • Advise a staff member if pieces have been damaged or are missing so that payment or replacement may be negotiated.



We accept donations of preloved and new toys and puzzles. Before donating please check,

  • All parts are included
  • The item has been cleaned
  • The Toy is in good condition
  • The battery cover is in place and there is no rust (if applicable).