Arts & Culture

Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library

Your Library is about much more than just books!

You can now borrow musical instruments from Memorial Park Library for free with your Library card and photo ID. Or take a free music workshop, lesson, or attend an event!

Place a hold on an instrument and select Memorial Park Library as your hold pickup location. Instruments must be returned to Memorial Park Library.

Browse available instruments

Borrowing Basics

Remember these details when signing out your instrument:

  • You’ll receive an email or phone call once the instrument is ready for pickup.
  • You have seven days to pick the instrument up from the Memorial Park Library.
  • Your Library card and picture ID are needed to sign out an instrument.
  • You can borrow one instrument at a time, with a valid Calgary Public Library card and photo ID.
  • You can have one instrument hold per card at any given time.
  • The loan period for an instrument is three weeks. If no one else has placed a hold on the instrument, you can renew it once, and keep the instrument for a total of six weeks.
  • If you return an instrument after the due date, you will be charged an overdue fine.
  • If you lose or damage an instrument or its accessories, you may be charged a replacement or repair fee.
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Need a place to practice?

Memorial Park Library has a free music practice room. Our practice space can comfortably accommodate two musicians and you can book the practice room twice per week, up to two hours each time. The room has an upright piano and upright double bass, donated by k.d. lang, an electric piano, and a guitar.

About Our Partner

Sun Life Financial has a long history of supporting arts and culture in Canada.

They believe, as the Library does, that arts and culture should be made available to everyone, regardless of their means. Sun Life has been a partner of Calgary Public Library since 2012, funding the Sun Life Financial Arts + Culture Pass. Calgary Public Library is grateful for Sun Life Financial's continued investment in the Library and to arts and culture in our city.