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You can check out a telescope from the library

Telescope Training Schedule

The telescope is available for adult check-out, for a week at-a-time, at the Main Library and must be returned to the Main Library. Prior to being eligible to check the telescope out, Library Card Holders must attend a brief presentation on how to use and care for the telescope. *Note: The Library will have telescope classes at other locations throughout the year. Please check our monthly newsletter the Source as well as, here for dates and times. If you want the telescope to come to your branch give us a call at 231-3740 or e-mail us at


The Orion Skyquest XT6 dobsonian telescope was kindly donated by the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society.  It is available for checkout on a first come, first served basis to adults who have attended the telescope class.

Telescope Spotlight