Telescope Lending Policy
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE AND
DISCLAIMER: DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THE TELESCOPE; DOING THIS CAN BLIND THE
USER. THE LIBRARY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES A PATRON INFLICTS UPON
ONESELF OR THE TELESCOPE.
2. The telescope may be
checked out by a Brownell Library card holder who is 18 years of age or older,
has been a member for at least six months and is in good standing. Patron must
present a picture ID and current proof of address (e.g. driverís license,
utility bill, etc.) before checking out the telescope.
3. The patron will sign a
Telescope Borrowing Agreement each time they check out the telescope.
4. The telescope will
circulate for up to 7 days and must be handed directly to a staff member when
5. Return all parts of the
device and the books included when you bring the telescope back to the library.
Patrons will be charged for missing items.
6. The telescope can be
renewed for one additional 7 day period if no other patron is waiting to borrow
7. The telescope can be
placed on hold for a patron if it is already checked out.
8. If the telescope is not
returned within 2 weeks of its due date, the patron will be charged $350 for
9. If the telescope is
damaged, a fee will be determined by the library based on the cost of repairing
the telescope, and will be charged to the patron.
10. The patron is not
permitted to lend the telescope to anyone while the telescope is in his/her
possession. The telescope is the patronís responsibility during the time it is
signed out in their name.
11. Children must be
supervised while using the telescope.
12. Treat the telescope
with care and carry it as demonstrated by a staff member when traveling to and
from any destination.
13. Please treat the telescope with care, keeping it in a clean, dry, dust-free
place and safe from liquids, extreme temperatures, and from being dropped. All
covers should be kept attached to the telescope at all times. Do not attempt to
clean the telescope with any chemicals or liquid or store the telescope
outdoors. Keep the dust caps on the front of the telescope and on the focuser
when not in use. Make sure to turn off the range finder when not using it.
14. Have fun with the
telescope and feel free to call the library with any questions!
15. Any situation not
covered by this policy will be reviewed and acted upon by the Board of Trustees
in its sole discretion.
This policy was approved by the Board of Trustees of the Brownell
Library, November 17, 2015.