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Donate to the National Toy Train Library

Joining the Train Collectors Association or visiting us at the National Toy Train Museum and National Toy Train Library are some of the best ways to support us. Of course, your charitable donations, including tax-deductible cash gifts and donations of items from our wish lists, are always appreciated. Discover all the ways you can give to the National Toy Train Library.

Provide Financial Support

While some of our donors choose to make their gifts to the National Toy Train Museum at an organizational level, you may direct your monetary donations to the Library Fund by giving through this page.

Your donation of any amount allows the National Toy Train Library to continue our work of maintaining the fantastic collection of research and reference materials in our care—and making those materials available to researchers and the general public!

Purchase Duplicate Books from the Library

Our staff is constantly working to refine the collection, and that means we often have duplicate or used materials to offer enthusiasts.

These items can be invaluable additions to your home toy train reference library. All proceeds support the NTTL’s collection!

Did you know that the National Toy Train Library is always looking for certain research materials to enhance our library collections?

Please browse our frequently updated wish list of original (not reproduction) items that we are actively seeking, and let us know what you have!

Volunteer Your Time to the Library

For toy train enthusiasts local to Strasburg, PA, we would love to have your help with various library projects, including cataloging, data entry, marketing, book sale organization, etc.

Take a look at all of the opportunities we have for volunteers, and call (717) 687-8623 ext. 108 or email us!

All material donations should be arranged in advance.
Please do not mail or drop off materials without contacting library staff ahead of time.
Prospective donors are encouraged to contact the National Toy Train Library for more information or get started by completing and submitting our online Library Donation Form.

Visit Us!

The National Toy Train Research Library is located on the premises of the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA, and open on weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We invite all toy train enthusiasts—including kids—to stop in and see what we have to offer.

Monday8:30 am — 4:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am — 4:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am — 4:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am — 4:30 pm
Friday8:30 am — 4:30 pm

Attention Researchers: We invite you to call ahead to make an appointment with the librarian to receive the best service experience. (717) 687-8623 ext. 108

And don’t forget to follow the National Toy Train Library on Facebook!

Have a Question?

Ask the Librarian

Tyler Keck

The National Toy Train Library is overseen by Interim Librarian Tyler Keck, who is currently pursuing an MLIS at the University of Pittsburgh. The Library is always happy to assist researchers and TCA members both in the physical library and with questions submitted online.

Call (717) 687-8623 ext. 108 or email with questions.

Ready to Start Your Toy Train Research? Search the Online Catalog Now!

Wondering if we have a particular resource you’re looking for? Our online catalog—which is regularly updated with new records—provides a glimpse into a significant part of our library holdings.