How SETLS started

As of March 2021, SETLS will be run by new owners, Caris and Gavin Morris, watch this space!

SETLS started out in 2014 when Melissa joined her local toy library committee. She was in charge of the Saturday sessions several times and was deeply frustrated with the existing software experience: a limited set of functions, names of toys and people were not hyperlinked, and there were no graphs of any kind. She decided to create a modern, powerful, user-friendly software system that could deliver so many benefits including being cloud-based, having an automated email reminder system, providing useful statistics and generally saving time.

A few toy libraries had faith in SETLS and trialled the system in 2014 and continue to use it to this day. SETLS has grown from just a handfull of toy libraries to over 45 toy libraries, resource centres and special needs resource libraries in Australia, the UK, Malaysia and New Zealand.

We strongly believe that toy libraries deserve great software- making them just as viable and ubiquitous as book libraries.