Borrow a musical instrument

an array of musical instruments available from Forbes LibraryForbes Library has musical instruments available for loan! Library card holders may borrow musical instruments at the Arts and Music desk. Instruments are available to adult patrons and children in sixth grade or above and can be kept for three weeks. They can be renewed by phone if no one is on the waiting list.

Our musical instruments are very popular so there is often a waiting list. To get on the waiting list for an instrument call the Arts and Music desk at 413-587-1013.

Check our online catalog to see which instruments are available.

Instruments Available at the Library

  • Autoharp
  • Banjos (open backed and resonator)
  • Bongo drums
  • Buffalo drum
  • Concertina
  • Djembe drum
  • Doumbek drum
  • Electronic keyboard
  • Guitars (acoustic, electric-acoustic, and electric (with amp))
  • Kalimba
  • Mandolin
  • Mountain dulcimer
  • Theremin
  • Ukuleles (soprano and tenor)
  • Violin (standard and half-size)
  • Volca Keys synthesizer