Telescope Borrowing Policy & Agreement

The Library’s telescope (Orion Starblaster 4.5″) may be checked out for 1 week to any patron 18 years or older with a library card in good standing.   Call 207-633-3112 or visit the Library to make a reservation.  A borrowing agreement must be read and signed at the time of checkout; there are no renewals on the telescope lending period, and the borrower is responsible for all costs associated with for lost/damaged parts.


Borrower’s Agreement

I understand that the telescope may be checked out by a member of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library who is 18 years or older and whose library account is in good standing. Patron must present a valid government issued ID.


I understand that the telescope must be returned directly to a staff member at the
circulation desk.


I understand that the telescope must be transported in a vehicle and secured with a seatbelt. If this is a problem, please let staff know. We may be able to help.

Loan Period

I understand that the loan period is 1 week with no renewal. LATE FEES ARE
$1.00 PER DAY. If the telescope is not returned within two weeks of its due date, I will be charged $345 for
the full replacement cost of the telescope.


I accept full responsibility for the telescope and accessories while checked out to me, including:

  • I am liable for repair costs if the telescope is returned damaged.
  • I am liable for replacement costs (outlined on the borrower agreement form) if the telescope is lost or stolen while checked out to me.
  • Any costs incurred will be added to my library record, will constitute a debt owed to the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and must be paid in full.