Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library

Service: The Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning

Description and Services
Description (Service) Musical instrument lending library * aproximatively 1000 musical instruments available to borrow * most instruments can be borrowed for up to four weeks at a time, drum kits for three to six months, special considerations for school and tuition program students * workshops * special events
Hours Tue, Thu 3 pm-7 pm * Wed, Fri, Sat 12 noon-4 pm
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Gananoque ; Kingston ; Leeds and the Thousand Islands ; Lennox and Addington County
Boundaries 50 km radius
Eligibility No restrictions for residents of Kingston and area (living no more than 50 kilometers from library) * a parent or guardian may sign for a person under 16 * some restrictions apply for special instruments
Application Drop-in during business hours with: 
* photo ID showing date of birth 
* a recent document showing proof of residential address (dated from the past three months) 
* registration processing fee of $15 cash 
Volunteering: application available on website
Languages English
Fees Donation - cash donations and/or portable instruments welcome (tax receipts issued) ; None - for loans to registered borrows
Service Categories Leisure Equipment/Supplies Donation Programs ; Musical Instruments
Waiting List Yes, at times for some items
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-549-5637
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Athena Katinas, Library Coordinator
Alternate Contact Terry Snider, President; Email:
Primary Executive Roger Eccleston, Librarian; Email:
Alternate Name JCMMILL ; Joe's M.I.L.L ; Music Instrument Lending Library
Legal Name The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Kingston
Address & Map
The Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
370 King St W, Unit 110
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4
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Intersection Ellerbeck St and King St W
Bus Route Notes Kingston Transit Trip Planner
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Parking meters * limited short-term drop-off
Other Details
Established 1992
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 846626877 RR 0001 ; United Way ; Donations can be made online via the PayPal button on website, by mail (cheque) or by visiting (cash)
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