"30 bucks a year... $30, are you kidding me?"

The Stirling MILL works in partnership with our local public libraries to make musical instruments available to you, right close to home wherever you live in our service area!

To borrow an instrument (one, two, or more...), you must first register as a MILL Patron.

Register as a MILL Patron for borrowing privileges at Stirling Musical Instrument Lending Library.

  • ‘MILL Patron 1’ card: borrow as many instruments as you like, one after another, all year long. Cost is $30 per year.
  • ‘MILL Patron 2’ card: up to two concurrent Instrument Loans. Cost is $50 per year.
  • ‘MILL Patron 3’ card: up to three concurrent Instrument Loans. Cost is $70 per year.

Instrument Loans are for 6 weeks. Renewals may be allowed conditional on demand/availability. Extended loan privileges may be possible for a music student enrolled in a school program or private lessons.

Get a MILL Patron Card

Patron Registration

MILL Patron registration is open to residents of all municipalities in the MILL's Service Area. It costs $30 a year and allows the privilege to borrow as many instruments as you wish (one after another) all year long. Family options, allowing multiple concurrent instrument loans are also available.

Live outside the MILL's Service Area...?

No worries!

'Non-residents' living within 30 km. (approx.) of any of our Partner Libraries are eligible to Register as MILL Patrons and borrow instruments from the Stirling Musical Instrument Lending Library.

You will need to:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (Parents/guardians are responsible for materials borrowed by those in their care under age 18.)
  • Pay your registration fee (minimum $30) by cash, cheque or e-Transfer.
  • Provide proof of identity with Photo ID: Driver's License, Citizenship, Student ID, Passport, Military ID, etc.
  • Provide confirmation of residential address. This could include: your patron card at local Public Library, recent business mail to your residential address, property tax documentation, lease agreement, etc.

Patron Registration

To Register:

Please download the PDF form below

Print it and fill in the form

Bring your completed Registration Form (and your Photo ID plus confirmation of your residential address)...

to: The Stirling MILL in the Stirling Public Library at 43 West Front Street, Stirling ON

or to any of our Partner Public Libraries


Payment Options:

√ Cash
Drop off in person with registration form

√ Cheque
Drop off in person with registration form

√ Interac e-transfer payment:
Please send your payment to: treasurer@stirlingmill.ca

When choosing the e-transfer option, please include the following information in the message area:

  • Patron name
  • Patron Card number
  • Registration type
    - Patron 1 @$30/yr (one instrument loan at a time)
    - Patron 2 @$50/yr (2 concurrent instrument loans)
    - Patron 3 @$70/yr (3 concurrent instrument loans)
  • Financial donation (if any)