Vanbrugh's Instrument Lending Library


Whether you are an international student coming from overseas and unable to bring your instruments with you, or a student with a band, needing equipment for a gig, or if you want to learn an instrument but don't want to make a purchase until you are sure it is the right one for you, our instrument lending library is there for you.


To borrow or reserve an item, please email the Rock Tutor at or pop up to see the College Administrator or Assistant Head of College on the first floor of The Warren.  Items that are out on long-term loan will then be recalled.  Items can also be borrowed for Garage sessions.

All those with membership of Vanbrugh Rocks may borrow the majority of items free of charge.  

Terms and Conditions:

Instrument Details:



Special thanks go to the Vice Chancellor's Colleges' Challenge Fund which has helped to get this program up and running. 

Need a place to practice?

Book Practice Space: The Garage, Vanbrugh's fully equipped Band Practice Space

Donate to the library

Do you have instruments that you no longer want?  Contact the Vanbrugh Rock Tutor to discuss donating to the lending library.

Want to learn an instrument?

Browse our contacts page for Music Teachers at the University of York

Sponsor an Instrument

If you would like to sponsor an instrument for our Instrument Lending Library you can do this directly through the College Office or by donating to the Vanbrugh Alumni Fund.