Telescope Lending

Reserve by calling the Reference Desk at (973) 226-5441

The Library offers a Orion Starblast II Telescope–including an Observer’s Guide, a Moon Map, a Star Target Guide and all assembly materials–for loan. Aspiring astronomers can take their curiosity to the next level with high-definition viewing and well-resourced materials.

The Telescope is available to any West Caldwell Public Library cardholder, age 18 and older with an account in good standing. A $50.00 cash deposit will be collected at the time of loan. This will be refunded when the telescope and its components are returned on time.

The Telescope is loaned for 7 days, no renewals, with a waiting period of seven (7) days before the same patron may borrow it again.  The late fee is $10.00 per day.

See here for upcoming astronomical events:

Orion Starblast II Telescope

Please see the library’s operating hours for available pick-up times.

How to Set Up the Orion StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope:

How to Use the Orion StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope