Shirley Toy Library

The Shirley Toy Library was set up in 2009 as a result of a merger between Burwood Toy Library and St Albans Toy Library. Shirley Toy Library opened in November 2009 at its new location at Hammersley Park School.

We are one of NZ's biggest Toy Libraries.  As a not-for-profit community service, we operate like a public library offering everything from train sets and doll houses, to large outdoor toys catering from newborns to 5+ years. New members are always welcome. 


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Postal address
Shirley Toy Library, P.O. Box 27-092, Christchurch 

Physical address
Hammersley Park School, Amos Place
Shirley, Christchurch, New Zealand

Tel: 03 420 5455 (Free within Christchurch)

Email: [email protected] 


Shirley Toy Library Membership

(updated 1st April 2019)
We have two membership options:
1. FULL MEMBERSHIP $120 per year. No extra requirements to do duties.
2. DUTY MEMBERSHIP $40 per year. You agree to do four duties during your membership year. T&Cs apply.

Please note: Memberships are not transferable or refundable. Fees are subject to a possible small annual increase effective on 1 April each year. Please bring photo ID and proof of address when joining.  We accept Eftpos payment only.


As part of our fundraising for new toys and the up-keep of the library, Shirley Toy Library make robust plastic bags for schools and other toy libraries. Please email [email protected] for more information.

These are being discontinued so are for sale only while stocks last

Prices as below:

-Extra Small: White taped bags 200 x 300 mm $4.00

-Small: Green taped bags 300 x 450mm $4.50

-Medium: Red taped bags 375 x 500mm $5.50

-Large: Yellow taped bags 450 x 750mm $6.00 *very limited stock left*

-Extra Large: * SOLD OUT *

-Costume/dress-up Bags: White taped top and bottom with coat hanger 600 x 900mm $10.00 *limited stock left*

-School Book Bags: No air holes or warning labels 375 x 500mm $5.00 (made to order)

Please note: Freight (per 5kg parcel - about 80 medium sized bags or equivalent):

• Standard postal address $15.00
• Rural Delivery $20.00
• Waiheke Island $27.00

Must be delivered to physical address - NOT PO Box. 

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Opening hours: 

Wednesday: 9:30am - 11:30am

Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm


Long weekend dates for 2020:

• Easter: CLOSED Sat 11th April

• Anzac Day:  CLOSED Sat 25th April

• Queen’s Birthday: CLOSED Sat 30th May

• Labour Day: CLOSED Sat 24th October

• Canterbury Anniversary: CLOSED Sat 14th November

Closed over summer holidays Dec/Jan (check Facebook for dates)