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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHERE IS THE OXFORD TOY CLOSET LOCATED?

We are relatively new and don't have a dedicated home yet. We currently operate through contactless porch pick-up and drop off at a residence in 38112, in Old Binghampton.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Toys are reserved in our online catalog, run by myturn.com. We package the toys in a bag with your name, and place them on the porch. You pick up the toys, enjoy them, and return them for new ones when you are finished! More details here.

HOW CAN WE CONTACT YOU?

HOW ARE ITEMS CLEANED?

All toys are cleaned between each and every loan. After much research to find effective non-toxic cleaners and disinfectants, and we selected Branch Basics to clean toys and launder soft toys, and Force of Nature , a hospital-grade, EPA approved List N disinfectant, to sanitize. Additionally, non-porus toys (such as bristle blocks, baby teethers, etc.) are washed and steam sanitized in the dishwasher. 

Interested in safe cleaners for your home? Use the following referral links to receive a discount and provide the Oxford Toy Closet with store credit.

Branch Basics: $10 off your first purchase


Force of Nature: Subscribe with your email and save 30%

HOW MANY ITEMS CAN I CHECK OUT AT ONCE?

You may check out 5 items at once, but you can also reserve items for future dates (ex. when you plan to exchange your toys for new ones).

HOW LONG CAN WE KEEP TOYS AND WHAT IF THEY ARE RETURNED LATE?

Toys may be borrowed for up to 30 days. You may also self-renew toys in the library system if no-one has booked them. 
After a 7 day grace period, late toys are subject to a .25 cent fee per item per day.

WHAT IF WE LOSE OR BREAK A TOY?

Before returning toys, please check for parts using the item cards in the bag.


If you realize that a piece is missing, please send us an email at oxfordtoycloset@gmail.com. In some cases, we may already have or are able to obtain replacement parts. 

If a puzzle or game with a specific number of pieces goes missing, you have the following options:

  1. There is a one month grace period to locate the missing piece. The item will go into maintenance. 

  2. If not found, the toy library will see if a replacement part is available and let you know the price of that part.

  3. If no replacement part is available, you can choose to replace the item yourself with a similar item in equal condition (ex. a gently used floor puzzle in place for a gently used floor puzzle) or pay the replacement fee listed in the catalog. The replacement prices listed take into account the condition of the toys and are lower than the purchase value.

DO YOU ACCEPT TOY DONATIONS?

Yes! To donate toys, please contact us


We are particularly looking for:

  • Simple, visually appealing toys

  • Toys used for open ended or imaginative play

  • Toys or materials that teach a specific, isolated concept

  • Montessori or other hands-on educational materials

*We are not accepting any weapons (including nerf guns), toys with characters, or *most* electronic toys