Forbes Library has musical instruments available for loan! Instruments are available to adult patrons and children in sixth grade or above and can be kept for three weeks.

Our musical instruments are very popular so there may be a waiting list. Instruments can be requested in the online catalog. They must be picked up and returned in person at Forbes Library and cannot be returned in the book drop or at other libraries.

Search our online catalog to request an instrument!

Instruments Available at the Library

  • Amplifiers and cables
  • Autoharp
  • Banjo (open back)
  • Bass guitar (acoustic-electric)
  • Bongo drums
  • Buffalo drum
  • Concertina
  • Djembe drum
  • Doumbek drum
  • Electronic keyboard
  • Guitars (acoustic, electric-acoustic, and electric)
  • Guitar (left-handed electric)
  • Kalimba
  • Korg 25-key Analog Monosynthesizer
  • Looper/phrase sampler
  • Mandolin
  • Mountain dulcimer
  • Theremin
  • Ukuleles (soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, and banjo uke)
  • Violin (standard and half-size)
  • Volca Beats rhythm machine
  • Volca Keys synthesizer
an array of musical instruments available from Forbes Library