Check Out a Telescope

The Nevada County Community Library currently has 2 Orion 4.5" StarBlast telescopes for library patrons to check out; our first telescope was a generously donated by the Nevada County Astronomers Club. Watch this video for a brief overview of the Orion telescope and how to use it. 

  • Telescopes are currently available at Madelyn Helling Library and Truckee Library locations.
  • Checkout is 5 days maximum and must be returned to the circulation desk of checkout location.
  • Patron must be 18 year of age or older and children must be supervised while using telescope.
  • The telescope may be placed on hold through the library catalog or by calling Madelyn Helling Library (530) 265-7070 or Truckee Library (530) 582-7846.
  • The borrower is responsible for reading the instruction manual for proper use and care.
Boy looking in Telescope