SETLS is a toy library management system designed to meet the needs of toy libraries everywhere.

Modern - Easy - Fast - Powerful



SETLS is a modern, powerful and user-friendly software designed toy libraries, created in 2014. SETLS is now used in 120 toy libraries, resource centres, special needs libraries, centres and therapy practices. Being a cloud-based system run on AWS (Amazon Web Services), SETLS has an automated email reminder system, extensive statistics (including visualised statistics) , volunteer rostering capability and generally saves time. Toy libraries deserve to have a modern software system - making them just as viable and ubiquitous as book libraries.

on the cloud

login from home, online, smartphone, renew and nominate for volunteering sessions. The general public can see a list of toys your library owns, including pictures which can help with their decision to join your toy library.

not just a database

smart search, dropdown menus, picture index of toys. Members and non-members can search toy library catalogues from home and administrators can perform duties quickly and easily.


integrated visual statistics and data: helping to inform smart toy library decisions, useful for putting on grant applications - helping your toy library garner more funds.

volunteers and members

We know that many toy libraries and small lending organisations rely on the help of volunteers. SETLS has configurable login levels to optimise the way your toy library is run. Volunteers can complete tasks of your choosing (such as performing loans and returns).

Which toy libraries are using SETLS?

Toy libraries love SETLS!

Switching to SETLS

How to use?

SETLS is a browser based software. That means you access it from any standard web browser (including from mobile and tablet devices). This also means you can use it from any operating system your device has (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux, Other).

How easy?

SETLS is designed to be intuitive and extremely user friendly, and hence it is easy to learn how to use it. This is particularly ideal for toy libraries where multiple administrators or volunteers will be using it to perform loans and returns - as minimal training or instruction is required!

We convert your data

After signing your agreement to utilise SETLS, we do all the data conversion for you, with your first SETLS day being a day of your choosing. Full data conversion means that on your first day using SETLS, all your current loans, transactions, member histories, and volunteer histories (as well as toys and members!) will be in place as though you were using SETLS all along.

We aim to take the stress out of the data import and conversion process so that you can use and enjoy the new features of SETLS immediately.

Data conversion is taken care of at SETLS HQ. For paper based toy libraries, a list of toys and members in Excel format will usually suffice. For computer based toy libraries, we require a digital copy of the data.

Try SETLS first

Sample Toy Library has been set up for you to play with. Email to get an administrator level password and login. It contains real (but de-identified) toy library data, so you can try all the functions as you would in your own toy library.

What you get

Ongoing database management (hosted on AWS, managed by us) including a toy library subdomain and space for all your toy pictures. Rapid support as needed (quick responses to emails etc., help when you can't do something - we investigate your problems and find resolutions). Ongoing software development for improving overall user experience. Access to your data from the front-end (this means you can download it!) including graphs, for any on-the-fly reporting and information you need.


Set Up Costs

All new sign ups include first quarter free hosting.

Online/Desktop: $600 setup fee
For established toy libraries who are currently using a computer-based system, this includes converting your data (members, toys, loan histories, transaction histories, toy library setup, bulk picture upload).
Paper: $200 setup fee
For toy libraries currently operating through a paper based system - there will be minimal data to convert to SETLS (list of members and list of toys only). Alternatively, we can extract and convert just your toys and members information from your current database system - this includes fields of information that directly map to SETLS such as toy manufacturer, category and more.
Empty Database: $150 setup fee
For brand new toy libraries - who have *no* data to convert to SETLS format.
Extras (~ $50-$200 per item)
May include: development of a customised bag label (if not using one of our 50 pre-existing templates), individual toy pieces data conversion, additional data conversion (transaction history, loan history), bulk toy pictures upload - if choosing either of the minimal ($200 or $150) set-up options, or new features developed.

If you are choosing one of the minimal data set-up options, please refer to our templates on the FAQ page.

Ongoing Costs

Prices effective on contracts signed on or after 1/3/2022.

$20 yearly contract renewal
Fees cover website hosting costs, customer service, regular platform updates, to ensure that SETLS is a competitive toy library software. Includes 5 active members per quarter.
$1 / active member / quarter
SeTLS charges according to the number of members actively using your service. An active member is one who has loaned at least one toy in the past 3 months - so you're not charged when your service isn't being used. First 5 members are covered in the yearly hosting fee and do not count towards the quarterly invoicing total.

*all prices quoted here are in $AUD, and are exclusive of GST