Middle Park & South Melbourne Toy Libraries

Middle Park & South Melbourne Toy Libraries


Two branches, One Library

Members of both South Melbourne &  Middle Park  Toy Libraries will be able to borrow toys from both locations.

Up until now we have been running the toy libraries as two independent branches so members can only borrow toys from the branch that they had signed up to. 

Opening up both libraries means you will have access to thousands of toys and more toy library sessions to choose from – all for the price of a standard membership.


Library Locations and Hours 

Middle Park – Middle Park Communitty Centre 254-256 Richardson St, Middle Park

Wednesday 10am -12:30pm

Saturday 12:30pm – 2:30pm

South Melbourne – Koolin-Ngal Family Centre, 400 Clarendon St, South Melbourne

Tuesday 10am -12:30pm

Saturday 9:30am -11:30am



Borrowing Limits 

We’ve listened to your feedback, you will now be able to borrow up to 6  items for 3 weeks. They can be toys, puzzles and games - a mix, or all of one type. 


Can you help?

We’re always on the lookout for more volunteers to assist us either in the library or on the committee so reach out if you’re interested. 

It can be just a couple of hours here or there, or focusing on a dedicated project, or just one specific task like Instagram reels.

If you are keen for a discount off your next membership - you only need to volunteer for 1.5hours to qualify for a $30 discount. 


Join our community – parents, carers and grandparents

To join us complete 3 simple steps:
1) Complete the Middle Park Online Membership Form
2) Make payment


  • Bank transfer to Middle Park Toy Library
    • BSB:  063–100 
    • Account Number:  1003 6123
    • Reference: Your name

3) Check your email to confirm your membership has been processed.

For more information about membership go to: Bond and New Member Information

We can't wait to meet you!

About the toy library

Emerald Hill Toy Library operates Middle Park & South Melbourne Toy Libraries and is a not-for-profit, volunteer run, community based organisation. 

We aim to promote fun, creativity and play to support and nurture children’s development from 6 months to 6 years.

Join today to access our toy catalogue and start borrowing.

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Member benefits

As an annual member you will:

  • be able to borrow from a great range of toys - dress ups, imaginative play, open-ended toys, sports equipment, puzzles, games and more,
  • have easy access to new toys to keep your little one engaged in creative play for a fixed fee which equals less than $11 per month,
  • be able to try out those larger purchase toys to see if your little one likes it before you purchase,
  • de-clutter your play space storage but still be able to easily rotate toys,
  • contribute ideas to new toy purchases, and
  • connect with your local community.

Volunteer benefits

Volunteering in the library or as a committee member is also a great way to give back to your community, meet people and learn new skills along the way.
If you complete 1 x 1.5hr volunteer session, your second year membership will only be $115.

We seek to minimise our environmental impact by reducing, reusing and recycling so we accept good quality donations. Unfortunately we cannot accept soft toy donations. Please contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of the toys you wish to donate.

The toy library is managed by a committee of local volunteers who are elected annually at our AGM.

AGM Agenda, Minutes & Forms

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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung people, Traditional Custodians of the land on whose lands the Toy Library operates.
We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and emerging.


Wednesday : 10:00- 12:30 pm
Saturday: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Middle Park Community Centre
254-256 Richardson St
Middle Park VIC 3206


Tuesday : 10:00 - 12:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 - 11:30 amm

Koolin-Ngal Family Centre
400 Clarendon St
South Melbourne VIC 3205



Supported by CoPP





Middle Park & South Melbourne Toy Libraries's Terms And Conditions of membership.