Welcome to the Toy Lending Library!

West Side Family Place has a collection of toys which can be borrowed by families of infants, toddlers or preschoolers for up to two weeks. This service is free to families with a WSFP membership

*Please be sure to return items on time so that our system can support future reservations of toys.

How it works:

1. You must become a WSFP member before registering for the Toy Lending Library, click here to sign up for a membership.

2. Click here to register for the Toy Lending Library and create a password (select "regular membership" when you sign up).

3. Choose a type of toy from the categories listed on the left side. You will see all items under that category, listed as "available" (green): meaning they are currently not on loan (but may be in transit or reserved) or "on loan" (blue). Please click on the individual item for further information on its availability or to reserve for a future date. You may only reserve two toys at a time -please respect this rule.

4. When you click on the toy you are interested in, you will see details including number of parts, age appropriateness, condition, use, and a calendar of availability.

5. If you would like to reserve the toy, you can check the calendar and note if it is currently "buffering" (in transit), already reserved, or on loan. If needed, you can reserve an item for a future date or be put on a waiting list. If available, click "reserve".

6. Choose a pickup date at West Side Family Place (allow 24 hours for the staff to prepare your toy for pick up)
*Note: pick up and return hours are Monday to Thursday 9:30am to noon and are not available during stat/holiday closures*

7. Choose a date for the toy return.

8. Visit West Side Family Place on the reserved date and tell one of our staff that you are picking up your toys. The staff will bring you the toy and check it out. You will receive an email notification that your toy was checked out. If you are unable to pick up your toy on the reserved date, you have three days before it is put back into rotation.
Please call or send an email to library@westsidefamilyplace.com or call 604-738-2819 to cancel or change your reservation if you know that you will not be collecting it.

9. Gently clean your toy before returning it. Return your toy with all its parts in the same condition you received it on or before the date it is due back. Avoid returning items late: we would like them to be available to others who have reserved them. They should be returned to our staff.

10. Questions, comments, concerns and suggestions can be emailed to library@westsidefamilyplace.com or call 604-738-2819