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Music: Musical Instrument Lending Library

This guide provides an overview of resources from the Music Department at CLP. We have books, printed music, sound recordings, databases, special collections and musical instruments.

See the full list of gadgets at CLP-Main, with photos and descriptions

Check them out!

Contact Us!

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Music Librarian
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Explore Our Collection of Musical Instruments

Welcome to the collection of Musical Instruments that you can check out from the Music Department at CLP-Main!


Browse our online catalog to find your instrument of choice.


Available Instruments & Gear:
  • Synthesizers
  • Beatmakers
  • Sequencers
  • Effects Pedals
  • Digital Theremin
  • Recording Equipment
  • Ukuleles
Borrow and Play

Once you’ve selected your instrument of choice from our online collection, start playing, learning, composing, or performing!

To borrow an item from our circulating instrument collection:

  • You will need a library card that is current and in good standing
  • You must be 18 years or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • You can check out up to two items at a time
  • All items must be checked out and returned to CLP – Main
  • Items are checked out for three weeks
  • A replacement fee may apply to lost or damaged items
  • Items can be placed on hold by phone or in-person
  • Items are non-renewable


Bonus: Here are music instruments from all of the libraries in Allegheny County! Since each individual library may have different rules or procedures, please refer questions about these items to the owning library.

Together, we are responsible for keeping this unique collection in good working order for the whole community. Thank you for being good stewards of our lending library.