Orion StarBlast Telescope Lending Policy and Agreement
1. The telescope may be checked out by a patron of the Frost Free Public Library who is 18 years of age or older, been a member for at least six months and in good standing. Patron must present current proof of address (e.g., driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) before checking out the telescope. 2. The patron will sign a Telescope Borrowing Agreement each time they check out the telescope. 3. The telescope will circulate for up to 7 days and must be handed directly to a staff member when returned. 4. The telescope can be renewed for an additional 7 days if no other patron waiting to borrow it. 5. The telescope must be checked out and returned at Frost Free Library only. 6. The overdue fine for the telescope is $5.00 per day. 7. If the telescope is not returned within 2 weeks of its due date, the patron will be charged $350 to cover replacement costs. 8. 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. 9. The patron is not permitted to lend the telescope to anyone while the telescope is in his/her possession. The telescope is your responsibility during the time it is signed out in your name. This is true for any library material. 10. Children must be supervised while using the telescope. 11. Treat the telescope with care and keep accessories in the attached tote when traveling to and from any destination. 12. 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. 13. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THE TELESCOPE; DOING THIS CAN BLIND THE USER. THE LIBRARY IS NOT RESONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES A PATRON INFLICTS UPON ONESELF OR THE TELESCOPE. 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.