Term and Condition

The Katikati Community Toy Library (toy library) is a community service run by a volunteer committee. The purpose is to provide good quality, non-violent toys for all those in the community, your support is critical to keeping the library open. Toys are loaned on a fortnightly rotation and sometimes may not be renewed to ensure that all members have equal benefits from the toy library.



  1. Membership is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  2. One family per membership.
  3. The committee will review the subscription and joining fee annually and present any changes to the Annual General Meeting. The committee may consider alternative payment at its discretion.
  4. It is your responsibility to inform our librarian of any changes to your details address, email or telephone number etc.
  5. All members must treat the toy library, librarians, and other members with respect.
  6. If we have a waiting list, places will become available in date order (date in which name was placed on the list). You will have one month from notification to take up your place or else it will be given to the next name on the list.

Borrowing of Toys

  1. Toys are taken out at your own risk. Annual fees do not cover loss or damage to toys.
  2. Each family may borrow 4 items, more may be lent at the librarians’ discretion.
  3. You are responsible to check that all toys/puzzles are complete before leaving the library, or as soon as you get home. Immediately text or email the librarian if your toy/puzzle is incomplete. Should you return a toy/puzzle at the end of your rental and claim a piece was never there, you will be held accountable.
  4. You may not exchange toys with other members or friends or borrow toys on their behalf. YOU are responsible for your own borrowed toys, and they must stay in your care at all times.
  5. No toys will be issued to a member while there are overdue fines or fees outstanding.
  6. Please do not leave the toy library toys outside overnight. They need to be stored somewhere safe and secure.
  7. Please take care of your borrowed toys - use your toy library bags for the safe keeping of the toys, packaging, and tags.
  8. For battery operated toys, please use your own batteries, and remove them before returning. 
  9. If a toy breaks, please do not repair it yourself. Please advise the Librarian. Toys need to be repaired in a specific way to be effective. We have specific repair people on our committee for this purpose.
  10. The committee will review the borrowing fees annually and present any changes to the Annual General Meeting.
  11. Spend time with your child. Show them how the toy works and explain that the Toy Library toys are special and are shared with many other children.


Return Rules

  1. All toys are to be returned clean, dry undamaged and in a condition to be immediately lent out.
  2. If toys are not returned clean and dry or there are pieces missing, the librarian will reissue the toys to you for a further two weeks to clean or find the missing pieces. If you have left the library before the issue was identified, you will be sent a txt message/email or both and will be fined. These pieces if found should be returned as soon as possible to the librarian.
  3. When you return toys please tell the Duty person or Librarian about any missing or broken pieces.
  4. If a toy is totally lost, pieces are missing or broken, the toy is irreparably damaged or rendered useless the member will be charged the cost of repair, or total replacement dependant on the age of the toy as assessed by the Committee. This will depend on the age, condition, and value of the toy. The minimum fine is $4.00 except for some toys which we stock spare parts this is listed on the toy.
  5. Toys with missing or damaged pieces will need to be withdrawn from circulation until the items are repaired or replaced, so it is important you return these pieces as soon as possible to enable other families to enjoy the toy.

Toy Safety Standards

  1. We aim to provide and promote the safe use of toys. Please let us know of any safety concerns you may have about a toy.
  1. Some toys/puzzles are stored in plastic bags. Please remove these bags and put them out of reach so that children are not at risk of suffocation.
  1. All toys are borrowed at the borrower's risk. All members are required to acknowledge their responsibility in writing on the enrolment form. The Katikati Community Toy Library Inc Society accepts no responsibility for injury resulting from the use of the toy library toys.
  2. The Product Safety Standards (Children’s Toys) Regulations 1992 set compulsory standards covering toys for children under the age of three. The Standard aims to reduce death or injury to young children from toys or parts of toys that are so small they could be swallowed or inhaled, causing choking. We have warning stickers in place for toys that are not suitable and do not meet the Safety Standard. 36. It is the responsibility of each member to ensure appropriate toys are chosen for children under the age of 3, and where a family comprises both children under and over this age to supervise and protect those under the age of three from toys that are unsuitable and do not meet the Safety Standard.
  3. I Hereby assume complete and full responsibility for any and all injuries to a person or persons which result in whole or part from using the toys I borrow from the Katikati Community Toy Library Inc. I hereby release the toy library from any and all responsibilities in respect of any injures so sustained either outside of or on the premises.

Health and Safety

  1. The toy library is not responsible for damage to your car in the carpark.
  2. Please supervise your children in the toy library. It is your responsibility to make sure your children are safe and don't leave the premises.
  3. Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or not do.
  4. Cooperate with the toy library on health and safety issues and report any incidents/hazards while on site.
  5. Correctly use all equipment provided by the toy library.
  6. Not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety, or welfare.
  1. I agree that while using any of our bikes, trikes or scooters, I will supply our own helmet, and children will wear these according to New Zealand Law.

Termination of Membership

Membership will be terminated under the following circumstances:

  1. For any member who has not paid the annual subscription within one month of the due date. Such a member will not, however, be released from unpaid fines or fees. Membership will need to be paid in full before toys can be loaned again.

Privacy Act 1993

You acknowledge that personal details are collected and maintained within our online database. Your details will not be disclosed to any third party.

I consent to Katikati Community Toy Library Inc to communicate via email and text message.

Amendments to these Rules

Amendments may be made to these rules from time to time, Any amendments will be notified by an email to members.


Helmet Waiver: Please use helmets when using our bikes and scooters. We are not liable for any accidents.

Child Safe Policy: Please keep your children safe and watch at all times when using certain equipment.