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Hire a musical instrument through your local City Library

You can now visit your local Leicester City Library* and apply to hire an instrument from Leicestershire Music. ( * Please scroll down to see the list of participating libraries below). As Leicestershire Music works with young people, instruments must be hired on behalf of a young person up to the age of 18.

You can choose to hire one of the following instruments. If you're interested in hiring an instrument not listed, please contact us at music@leics.gov.uk and we may be able to help.

Prices are listed below but if you are in receipt of financial assistance, you may be able to hire an instrument free of charge. Please see the section below for more details

How does Instrument Hire through my Library work?

Once you know which instrument you'd like to hire, please click the link below

https://ukleicestershire.speedadmin.dk/registration#/instrumenthire

This will take you to Leicestershire Music's Database where you can register your details. As part of the registration please indicate which library you would like to collect the instrument from.

Once your request is received. Leicestershire Music will arrange for the instrument to be delivered to your Library for you to collect. This can take up to 2 weeks depending on availability of instruments and transportation.

You will then be contacted to let you know that the instrument is ready for collection.

When you arrive at the Library to collect the instrument please let the member of team know the name of the pupil using the instrument and the instrument type that you are collecting and they will hand this over to you.

You will also receive an instrument loan information pack via email, which will contain extra information, please keep this email safe for future reference.

How do I know if I'm Eligible for FREE Instrument Hire?

To qualify for FREE instrument hire. you will need to be in receipt of at least one of the following benefits or meet the criteria:

  1. Evidence of Child in receipt of Free School Meals
  2. Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  3. Income Support
  4. Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  5. Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  6. Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  7. The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  8. Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  9. Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  10. Looked after Child

How do I let you know if I think I'm eligible for FREE Instrument Hire?

We need to receive proof that you are eligible before we can help.

When you register for an instrument, please also complete the fee discount request form (see Fee Discount Application Form), where you will be asked to complete a form and upload scanned copies of supporting evidence.

The supporting evidence will be assessed by Leicestershire Music before being accepted.

Please note that without Proof of Entitlement we are unable to Help with costs. Leicestershire Music's decision is final.

If you have any problems or queries regarding any of the above, please email music@leics.gov.uk and we will be happy to help. Alternatively, if you need support uploading the evidence or completing the form please speak to a member of the team within the library who will be happy to assist.

What instruments are available to Hire and How much is Hire?

Band 1
£33 per Year, £11 per Term

Guitar, Viola, Violin , Clarinet, Flute , Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone ,

P-Bone , Percussion Pack

Band 2
£66 per Year, £22 per Term

Cello, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Horn, Euphonium & Tuba , Tabla

How do I pay

If you are eligible for free instrument hire you may receive an emailed invoice stating 'nothing to pay', you do not need to do anything, this is sent for information only.

However, if you are not eligible for free instrument hire, you will be sent an invoice each school term. This will be emailed to you. The email that you receive will contain a link to enable you to log into your instrument hire account, where you will be able to pay online securely via a debit or credit card. Please contact music@leics.gov.uk if you are unable to pay in this way.

What do I do if I no longer want / need to Hire the instrument?

If you no longer want / need to hire the instrument, please contact music@leics.gov.uk to notify that you wish to return the instrument stating the hirer name and instrument number. You can return to any of the libraries listed below.

Library

Address

https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-community/libraries-and-community-cent…

Beaumont Leys

Beaumont Way, LE4 1DS

Belgrave

Cossington Street, LE4 6JD

Braunstone

The BRITE centre, Braunstone Avenue, Braunstone, LE3 1LE

Evington

200 Evington Lane, LE5 6DH

Fosse

Mantle Road, LE3 5HG

Hamilton

Maidenwell Avenue, Hamilton, LE5 1BL

Highfields

98 Melbourne Road, LE2 0DS

Knighton

Clarendon Park Road, LE2 3AJ

Leicester Central

Bishop Street (Town Hall Square), LE1 6AA

New Parks

321 Aikman Avenue, LE3 9PW

Pork Pie

Southfields Drive (Pork Pie Island), LE2 6QS

St Barnabas

French Road, LE5 4AH

St Matthews

St Matthews Centre, 10 Malabar Road, LE1 2PD

Westcotes

Narborough Road, LE3 0BQ

Partners

  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
    Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
    Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
    The City Classroom
    Bardi Symphony Orchestra
    Soundabout
    Drum & Brass

Partners

  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • The Mighty Creatives
  • MEHEM
  • Leicester Symphony Orchestra