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Borrow a telescope from the Library! with thanks from Keith Cooper of the Sidewalk Astronomers of Charlottetown and UPEI Department of Physics.
To borrow the Sky-Watcher telescope, you will need to present your UPEI Campus Card to the staff at the Service Desk.
If you do not have an UPEI Campus Card, fill out a Patron Registration form, and bring to the Service Desk, after a staff member register's your information, you will need to go to the Sports Centre to print the Campus Card, the cost is $20.
Your home address and telephone will be verified for up-to-date contact information.
The telescope equipment is heavy, so you will need to bring a car for transportation and make multiple trips. Staff will not be able to assist with the moving of the telescope.
At check in, you will also need time while staff goes through the Check in Inventory; you will be asked to sign once completed.
If any piece of the telescope is missing/broken, the telescope will not be checked in. You will be contacted about replacing the missing/broken item. You can see the price of each item from the Telescope Borrowing Rules.
Loan period and due date
To see how the telescope is set up, watch this video from UPEI Physics and Sidewalk Astronomers of Charlottetown: Using a Library Telescope - Library Telescope Program