Instruments and Equipment

Borrowing Instruments and Equipment

On campus, there are three sites where Dartmouth students can borrow musical instruments and audio equipment.

  • The Hopkins Center, rather than the Department of Music, oversees the lending of most musical instruments for Dartmouth students, including all orchestral, wind band, and jazz band instruments. To request an instrument from the collections of the Hopkins Center Ensembles, please see below. 
  • The Jones Media Center at the Dartmouth Library manages the audio technology side of equipment loans at Dartmouth, lending microphones, audio recorders, audio interfaces, and more free of charge to Dartmouth students. To request electronic audio equipment, please see the equipment page on the Jones Media Center website. 
  • Through the Department of Music, students can access special equipment not available through either the Hop or the Jones Media Center, including large MIDI keyboards, digital pianos, DJ controllers, and certain non-Western musical instruments. To request equipment from the Department of Music, please see below.