The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library

Joe's M.I.L.L.

Joe's MILL StudentThe Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) has over 1000 instruments and resources.

These include, but are not limited to, guitars, keyboards, drums, horns, violins, percussion, exotic instruments, amplifiers, and much more – and they’re all available to borrow ... free of charge!

Free Musical Instruments to Borrow

Our friendly & knowledgeable librarians are happy to answer questions and help you find the right instrument to borrow.

Joe’s M.I.L.L. is a registered charity in Kingston, Ontario founded by musician, Wally High, in memory of his friend and bandmember, the late Joe Chithalen, who was a talented bass player in several well-known Kingston bands. Joe’s M.I.L.L. operates in tribute to Joe’s love of music such that everyone who wants to can enjoy playing music as he did.


The cost of instruments can often be a barrier to music education, but through our generous donors, Joe’s M.I.L.L. is able to loan instruments to community members of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. Click here to donate.


Would you like to get involved with Joe's M.I.L.L.? Click here to view the application form.

Click here to visit the Joe's M.I.L.L. website!

Tim Aylesworth Library Coordinator
370 King Street West, Unit 110, Kingston
613-549-JOES (5637)