The Parkdale branch has a collection of musical instruments you can borrow for free with your library card.

Call Parkdale staff at 416-393-7686 for more information.

Instrument types

Classical and Acoustic Guitars

  • Classical and Acoustic Left and right-handed ½, ¾, and full-size guitars
  • Soprano ukuleles
  • Acoustic bass guitars
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Electric Guitars with Amp
  • Electric Bass with Amp
  • Travel Guitars
  • Concert Ukulele


  • Xylophone
  • Cajon Box drum
  • Doumbek
  • Djembe African drum
  • Bongo drum
  • Dholak (South Asian hand drum)
  • Tabla (Indian drum)


¼, ½, ¾, and full-size violins



  • 61-note keyboard
  • 88-note keyboard
  • Accordions
  • Concertina

How instrument lending works

Borrowing an instrument

Rules and conditions

Caring for musical instruments

Learn how to take care of the instruments you borrow. These videos will show you how.

Related programs

Check out these upcoming music programs.

About the service

The Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library is the first of its kind in the city, and also the first in public libraries across Canada! With generous support from Sun Life Financial through their Making the Arts More Accessible program, Toronto Public Library is offering a collection of musical instruments.