Toy & Game Library

Play is essential for your child's learning and development. Randwick City Toy and Game Library allows you to choose age appropriate toys to help your child to enjoy play. For the price of one toy each year, your children can gain access to over 2,300 high quality, educational and fun toys for children aged 6 months to 6 years, with collections in all 3 library locations. 

Toys include:

  • First toys
  • Ride-on toys
  • Musical toys
  • Family games
  • Pretend play toys
  • Puzzles
  • Construction toys
  • Slides, tunnels and see-saws

To join, visit any of our three libraries today.

Toy & Game Library borrowing hours

Toy Library

Opening hours

Lionel Bowen Toy Library at Maroubra

When Lionel Bowen Library is open

Margaret Martin Toy Library at Randwick

Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday: 9.30am - 12.30pm & 4pm - 7pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Malabar Community Toy Library

When Malabar Library is open

Toy and Game Library Terms and Conditions

By accepting membership to the Toy and Game Library you accept to abide by the following terms and conditions. The Toy and Game Library Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.


  • The annual Toy Library membership fee is listed at the bottom of this page. 
  • Randwick City Council residents who hold a valid Centrelink, Health Care or Pension Card are exempt from payment.
  • Toy Library members must be adults.
  • Borrowers will be sent a renewal reminder letter a month before their membership expires.


  • Toys and games can only be borrowed with a Toy and Game Library membership card.
  • You can borrow a total of 8 toys at a time for up to 14 days.
  • It is your responsibility to check that the contents of each toy and game match those listed on the label and are in good condition before borrowing.
  • It is your responsibility after checking toys and games to report any missing pieces or problems to staff before leaving the library.
  • Toys and games can be renewed twice if they are not on reserve for another borrower.
  • Items can be renewed or reserved in person, by phone or online.

At home

  • Please supervise the use of toys and games in your home.
  • Please do not leave toys outside exposed to the weather.
  • Toys can be cleaned by wiping them over with a cloth wrung out in soapy water or with a disinfectant wipe.
  • Please do not immerse toys in water.
  • Toys must be cleaned before you return them.


  • Toys and games can only be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.
  • Toys and games must be returned with all the pieces and packaging. Please check all toys before returning them.
  • Please report any losses or damage to staff.
  • Charges may be made for loss or damage to toys and packaging.
  • Fines for overdue toys and games are 30 cents per day per item.

In The Library

  • Children 12 years and under must be closely supervised in the library by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Toys and games for loan are not to be opened for play in the library.

Play Workshops

Play Workshops are free of charge for Toy and Game Library members.

Toy Library Fees & Charges

Fee/charge Description


Fees excl.



Annual Toy Membership Fee

per year




Bi-monthly Toy Membership

per item




Child Development Workshop - Toy Library Membersper session  FREE
Child Development Workshop - Non Toy Library Membersper session$13.64$1.36$15.00
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