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Borrow a Ukulele

Check out a musical instrument along with your books and movies: we have a Ukulele Collection! Ukuleles are the perfect instrument for all learning levels. They’re known for their warm sound and ease of use, so they’re a fun way to explore music for first-timers and seasoned players alike.

Our Ukulele Collection was made possible in collaboration with the Ukulele Collective of Tennessee, Guitar Center, Fanny’s House of Music, Lucky U Review, Kala Brand Music Co., and Nashville Ukulele Society.


  • See ukuleles in the catalog
  • Place a hold request, and we'll send the ukulele to any library location for pickup.
  • Ukuleles may be checked out for 21 days, with one possible renewal.
  • Held ukuleles may be checked out on the library card of the requestor.
  • Ukuleles may be checked out on any library card type.
  • Borrowers are responsible for all contents: ukulele, case, tuner, and booklet.
  • No more than one ukulele may be borrowed at one time by one person.


  • Get tuning information, strum patterns, and basic chord chart in the Ukulele Kit Booklet (PDF) 
  • Use your library card for free access to self-paced music lessons from ArtistWorks.


  • Return ukuleles to any Nashville Public Library location.
  • Return ukuleles inside the Library. Please do not use after-hours book returns.
  • Ukulele must be returned in its case, with all its contents, at once.
  • Replacement costs: $85 for ukulele, $17 for case, and $10 for tuner.