Did you know you can borrow toys from Explore York Libraries and Archives? We have items that you can borrow ranging from ride on toys to building bricks to puppets and more.

To use the service you will need an Explore York Library card.

To find the toy you want, search our online catalogue.

You can limit the search by adding a search term in the last box such as “farm” or “cars” or “puppet”. You will see a brief description and photograph of the toy. Put a free reservation on the toy that you want and it will be delivered to the library you choose within a few days. You will get a message to tell you it has arrived.

You will have one week to collect the toy from the time you receive the message. Please go to the staff desk where we will issue your toy for you. You can keep it for up to three weeks.