Instrument Room

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2022–2023
 

Instrument room entrance

Instrument Loan Room — Room N152

Located on the first floor of the Timashev Music Building, on the east side of the Large Ensemble Rehearsal Room, next to the freight elevator. 

The School of Music Instrument Room houses a large inventory of orchestral woodwind, brass and string instruments. With instructor permission, these instruments are available at no charge to any current university student participating in School of Music ensembles or classes that require a specific musical instrument for participation.

  • A current BuckID is required to start an Instrument Room account.


File a Bond Card

Students wishing to use Instrument Room instruments must file a bond card with the Instrument Room Manager. Bond cards are legally binding documents used to enforce the borrower’s responsibility to return School of Music property to the Instrument Room in its original condition, less the wear of normal use. Bond cards are DocuSign documents that must be initiated by a School of Music instructor. 

Predetermined on each bond card by the instructor and the Instrument Room Manager, there are two categories of instrument use available to students: 

  1. Daily Return Use requires that the borrower returns the instrument to the Instrument Room immediately after each use. Instruments loaned under the Daily Return category are often instruments that are used by multiple students throughout the day. Failure to return a Daily Return instrument may result in revocation of privileges.
  1. Exclusive Use involves restricted high-value instruments and can only be authorized by orchestral instrument faculty. Exclusive Use instruments may be stored in the student's personal locker for the duration of the bond card agreement. Students are required to provide insurance coverage for Exclusive Use instruments and must coordinate this process with the Instrument Room Manager, Jim Broadhurst (broadhurst.2@osu.edu) before taking possession of the instrument.  


The Bond Card Process

Students wishing to use Instrument Room instruments must:

  1. Contact their class or ensemble instructor to initiate a DocuSign bond card. This process must be initiated by a School of Music instructor. 
  2. Upon successful completion of the DocuSign bond card process, the instrument borrower will be contacted by the Instrument Room manager to set an appointment for instrument pick-up.
  3. The requirement of instrument insurance will be determined at the discretion of the Instrument Room manager. 


Hours of Operation

Currently, the Instrument Room hours are TBA due to a staffing shortage. 

Looking for a job?  Any current student with a Federal Work Study award for the 2022–2023 academic year and some musical experience may apply to work in the Instrument Room.  If interested, email the Instrument Room Manager, Jim Broadhurst at broadhurst.2@osu.edu for information. 

When fully staffed, the Instrument Room hours will be:

Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

The Instrument Room is closed any day that university offices are closed. Instrument room hours are subject to change during finals weeks, semester breaks and summer sessions.