The Rose City Astronomers Telescope Library provides club members a variety of telescopes, binoculars and accessories to check out for a month at a time. This benefit is available to those who have been members for three months or longer.
Telescope library service is available at each club general meeting, held the third Monday of each month at OMSI, and at each Telescope Workshop, held monthly at TMS. We prefer that equipment be returned to the same place from which it is borrowed.
If you are a beginner, or feel uncomfortable using an unfamiliar instrument, we recommend that you attend one of the introductory lectures or talk to a telescope librarian before venturing into the night to observe.
To help you select an instrument to check out, see these pages on general viewing and telescope information:
View our inventory of observer's packages below. If you meet our member qualifications, you may reserve equipment by emailing our telescope librarian.