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Becket and Washington's Community Library

The Becket Athenaeum

Requests to borrow any of the above instruments or a/v equipment may be declined at the discretion of the Librarian or the Library Director.

We are fortunate to be able to offer the unique opportunity to loan musical equipment and digital photo/video devices to our patrons. We want these devices to be available to a broad range of community members and thus, have instituted the following policies.

Unusual Materials

Flip Video Cameras
Digital photo/video cameras may be checked out for a one-week period. They may not be renewed. 

A patron may check out digital photo/video devices once per month.  

Checking out instruments or digital photo/video equipment requires a $25 deposit. This deposit will be refunded as long as the equipment is returned on time. If equipment is returned late, the deposit will not be refunded.

Patrons will be charged accordingly for equipment that is returned damaged. 

Amplifier, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, and Accessories

Musical Equipment may be checked out for a two-week period. It may not be renewed. 

A patron may check out musical equipment once per month. However, when available, any patron may use the equipment in the library using headphones.