Karori Toy Library

Stimulate, play and educate

Karori Toy Library lends stimulating, educational and fun toys for kids aged 0–7 – and the grown ups enjoy them too!

  • Toys suitable from birth–7 years old
  • Large catalogue of toys
  • No borrowing fees
  • Four sessions per week, including Wednesday evening and Saturday morning
  • No waiting lists – you can join today!
  • Start a membership at any time of year
  • Different membership levels are available
  • One month casual memberships are available – perfect if you have kids visiting

About Karori Toy Library

Opening hours

  • Tuesday, 12.30–2.30pm
  • Wednesday, 7.30–9.00pm
  • Thursday, 9.30–11.30am
  • Saturday, 9.00am–12.00pm

Open during term time:

  • Term 2: 2 May – 7 Jul (closed Sat 2 Jun)
  • Term 3: 24 Jul – 29 Sep
  • Term 4: 16 Oct – 15th Dec (closed Sat 20 Oct)

Opening hours – find out more


It's free to borrow toys once you're a member. Different memberships are available to suit every budget.

Why join a Toy Library?

Toy Librarys are good for your pocket, good for the environment, and great for your kids.

  • Save money and try before you buy
  • Borrow large and expensive toys
  • Exchange toys when your child is tired of them
  • Reduce the need to store lots of unused toys
  • Assist your child's development by providing stimulating, educational and fun toys
  • Obtain fresh ideas for play
  • Reduce your family's impact on the environment

We're committed to providing quality entertaining and educational toys for the Karori and the surrounding community.

Playing is vital for your child to learn, and their play needs will constantly change as they develop and grow.

Our wide selection of toys includes games, puzzles, dress-ups, ride-ons, musical toys, dolls houses, slides, bikes and baby gyms. Our collection also features new and old favourites such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Duplo.

Fundraising and grants enable us to purchase toys throughout the year to ensure the collection stays in a good condition.

  • Maxi annual membership – $100
  • Mini annual membership – $80
  • Introductory six month membership – $60
  • Casual – $25 per month (perfect if you have children visiting)

Memberships – find out more

Discounts are available with a Community Services Card (CSC).

Promote the Toy Library

We're a not-for-profit community organisation and we rely on your support!

Please share our brochures and posters at your playgroup, childcare centre, school or sports club – we love to see our members getting involved. You can download and print our brochure and posters at the links below.



You can also pick up brochures and posters at the Toy Library.