Musical Instruments Lending Library

Markham Village Library offers a Musical Instrument Library, a special collection of musical instruments that customers can checkout and use at home.

Ever want to learn to play an instrument? Guitar, violin or maybe drum? You can now borrow instruments for free from MPL's Musical Instrument Library. There's even a sound booth for you to record your own music or podcast. All you need to do is sign our Special Collections Agreement, opens a new window [PDF] and you are ready to start borrowing. Call Markham Village to check if the instrument is available before heading over to pick it up. To use the sound booth, you can simply email our Digital Literacy Specialist, opens a new window to reserve it.

Related FAQs

  • Instruments can be borrowed up to 2 weeks with no renewals. All musical instruments must be returned in-person at Markham Village Library.
  • 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
  • Visit Markham Village Library to browse our musical lending library.

Special Collections Agreement

Sound Booth

Want to record your own music or podcast? Reserve and use our state-of-art sound booth for free, bookings can be done one week in advance for a max of 3 hours per day. It's equipped with an iMac with sound production and mixing software and all of the necessary equipment to record and mix music or audio production of any kind. Before using the sound booth, we will ask you to please accept the Special Collections Agreement[PDF]., opens a new window

Sound Booth Equipment

  • Marantz Pro MPM-1000 _ Condenser Microphone
  • Mackie ProFX8v2 8-Channel Pro FX Mixer with USB
  • Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special Electric
  • Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro Electric Guitar
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Pro Headphones
  • Akai Professional Advance 49 Keyboard

Instrument types

Guitars

Guitars

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Guitars

Markham Public Library has 6 acoustic guitars a guitar amplifier and a Stratocaster. Try one today!

Percussion

Percussion Instruments

Djembe

Percussion Instruments

Percussion Instruments - drums, glockenspiel, mini conga and more!

Keyboards

Guitars

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Digital Keyboard

MPL has a Yamaha PSR-E363 portable keyboard and Keyboard Stand

Strings

Guitars

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String Instruments

From full size to 1/4 size, MPL has 4 violins for you to try, borrow one today!

Equipment

Guitars

Musical Instruments equipment

Musical Instruments Equipment

Keyboard Stand, Guitar Amplifier, and Chromatic Tuner

Need a library card to borrow musical instrument?

Sheet Music

Sheet Music

Special Collections Agreement

Special Collections Agreement

MPL has a variety of equipment in our Digital Media Equipment Lending Collection for you to use. Before checking an item out, please make sure to read and sign our Special Collections Agreement[PDF]., opens a new window

Instructional Books

Instructional Books

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