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. Instruments can be requested in the online catalog just like books, but must be picked up at the Arts and Music Desk.

Search our online catalog to request an instrument!

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