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.