hoopla's  Bonus Borrows Collection will end on May 31, 2020.  Please continue to enjoy the current increased hoopla monthly borrowing limit of 10 items.

MPL is not yet ready to offer curbside pickup.  We are working with the City of Markham to develop a phased in reopening plan with the top priority being the safety of our staff and community.  Details are being finalized and will be announced when they become ready. In the meantime all items currently on your account are renewed until June 30th. 

Musical Lending Library


Borrow a Musical Instrument

The Markham Public Library Musical Instrument Lending Library is a collection of instruments that can be borrowed for free with a Markham Public Library Card.

Explore Our Collection

Browse this page or visit our display at the Markham Village Library to find your instrument of choice.

Available Instruments

  • Guitars including full size and ¾ and ½ size suitable for children
  • Ukuleles
  • Keyboards
  • Glockenspiels (xylophone)
  • Electric guitars and amps
  • Violins
  • Tabletop drum sets

Borrow and Play

Once you've selected your instrument of choice, stop by Markham Village Library to check out the instrument and start playing, learning, composing, or performing.

Instruments can be borrowed up to 3 weeks with no renewals. All musical instruments must be returned in-person at Markham Village Library.

Instrument Care

Together, we are responsible for keeping this unique collection in good working order for the whole community that shares the instruments.


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