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Telescope to Borrow!

OWL has partnered with the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club to purchase two telescopes for patrons to borrow!

When checking out a telescope, we will include a packet that contains: information on how to use the telescope, a star map for the current month and other helpful information, a planisphere, and three astronomy books.

The telescope may be borrowed for two weeks, and may be renewed if there are no patrons waiting for it. Check out includes the entire package of telescope, books, information and planisphere.

About the Telescope:

The Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope is designed for entry-level and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts. It’s compact size makes it easy to transport and use. The substantial 4.5” aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio provides bright, detailed views of solar system targets like the Moon and planets, as well as wide-field celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters. The stable tabletop base provides smooth altazimuth motion for easy manual tracking of celestial objects.

Borrow the StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope today and discover how much fun astronomy can be for the whole family. You'll all have a blast!


Click here to borrow a Kill-a-watt electricity usage monitor or stop by the front desk.

A fax machine for public use is available. Sending fee for anywhere in the U.S.: $2.00 first page, $1.00 for each additional page. Receiving fee is 75 cents per page. Faxes received will be kept for 2 days then discarded if they are not picked up or paid for.

The Library offers one public copier for use by patrons at a charge of 15 cents per copy.

All documents printed from our computers to our printer costs 15 cents per copy for black and white and 50 cents per copy for color. Please see our Policy on Printer Fees for a full discussion.

If connecting to the Library's wireless network from your own device, you may print to our black and white wireless printer at a charge of 15 cents per copy. You must install the appropriate printer driver on your device in order to print from the wireless network. When printing you will be prompted to download and install the appropriate printer driver for your operating system. You may also manually download and install the printer driver for your operating system here:
Samsung Download Drivers For more information on connecting to the Library's wireless network, see our Wireless Access Policy.


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