The Orion Starblast Telescope was presented to the Milton Free Public Library by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.
The Trustees of the Milton Free Public Library have the responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all who isit or use materials and services of the library and to exercise due diligence in all matters under their control.
A telescope is high cost and high risk. It will be lent only by signed written agreement specifying the conditions of its use, care and return, and the borrower's due diligence of obligations to read, understand, agree and follow those conditions. Per R.S.A.202-A:25: "Any person who willfully detains any property belonging to or in the care of any library may be given written notice to return the item by certified mail and given 15 days after such notice to return the item or be guilty of a violation."
No one is to look at the sun or an intense light source using this telescope.
The telescope will circulate for seven (7) days and must be checked in and checked out with each item of the checklist initialed by a staff member.
Any patron of Milton Free Public Library over the age of 18 who has been a patron of good standing for more than 6 months may check the telescope out. Patrons must present a current proof of address (e.g. driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) before checking out the telescope.
The patron will sign a Telescope Borrowing Agreement each time they check out the telescope. The telescope may be renewed once for seven (7) days if no other patron is waiting.
The overdue fine for the telescope is $5.00 per day.
If the telescope is not returned within two weeks of its due date, the patron will be charged $350 to cover replacement costs.
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.
Have fun with the telescope and feel free to call the library with any questions. Enjoy - stars are the light of our lives!
Stargazers can find the New Hampshire Astronomical Society here.