Check Out the Universe!

With your valid Wauconda Area Library card, you can now borrow telescopes from the library.  Each 4.5" aperture Orion Telescope is equipped with a user manual, constellation guide, compass, and special red headlamp for reading the guide and manual when under the stars.  These have been made available by the Lake County Astronomical Society.

  • Telescopes are available for patrons 12 & up who have a Wauconda Area Library card in good standing as well as a govenment issued ID or student ID.
  • The telescope must be transported in a vehicle and secured with a seatbelt.
  • The loan period is 2 week with no renewals.
    • Late fees are $5 per day
    • If the telescope is not returned within 2 weeks of its due date, you will be charged the full replacement cost of the equipment and the telescope.
  • Do not look into the sun while using the telescope.  Doing this can blind you.

Reserve a telescope today!