I would like to check out a micorscope, is this possible?
Thanks for asking! Actually, yes, but probably not in a way that will be practical for you in the short term. We have a set of "Sensational Science" kits, built to supplement learning activities for families and classrooms. One of them, a biology themed kit, does include a very basic microscope with up to 400X magnification capacity. You can learn more about the science kits in this guide and request them through our book club kit interface or call 402-444-4828.
Unfortunately, the science kits are extremely popular - the Biology kit with the microscope (the only microscope we'd have available for checkout) is booked out to about October of 2016. So we're unfortunately not a solution for any immediate microscope-related needs!
Thanks for using AskOPL - feel free to call the number listed above or 402-444-4800 with further questions.