Education Collection Loan/Rental Policy

Specimens from the museum’s education collection can be loaned or rented to the following groups of individuals for reasons deemed appropriate by the museum education staff with the following stipulations/expectations.

Expectation of care:  Anyone borrowing or renting specimens from the Bean Life Science Museum’s education collection will be held responsible for the proper care of the specimens. Any loss or damage incurred while specimens are in the care of the borrower will be the responsibility of the borrower.

  • Educators and researchers:  This includes public and private school teachers, college or university faculty who are currently working for an educational institution.
  1. Specimens checked out must be returned to the museum within 2 weeks.
  2. A $5 per day late fee will be charged for each specimen not returned by the due date.
  3. No more 10 specimens can be checked out at a time.
  • BYU students:  BYU students (BYU ID required) must be using the specimens for an assignment in a class for which they are currently enrolled (faculty signature required).
  1. Specimens checked out must be returned to the museum within 2 weeks.
  2. A $5 per day late fee will be charged for each specimen not returned by the due date.
  3. No more 5 specimens can be checked out at a time.
  •  General public: Anyone who does not fit the above categories.
  1. Specimens may be rented for $10 each with a $50 fully refundable deposit.
  2. All or some portion of the deposit may be required by the museum if any of the specimens are damaged or not returned.
  3. Payment is due upon receipt of the specimens.
  4. All specimens must be returned to the museum within 2 weeks.
  5. $5 per day late fee will be charged for each specimen not returned by the due date.
  6. No more 5 specimens can be rented at a time.

  

SEARCH THE COLLECTION

Instructions: Enter the common name of the item you are looking for in the search field. Double click on one of the result items to see an image or to check the loan status. If the item is out on loan, the field "loan date" will be filled. To browse the entire collection, enter " * " into the search field.


In preparation for obtaining specimens, Please download, complete, and print the appropriate loan form and bring it to the museum.

Educator/Researcher Loan Form

BYU Student Loan Form (Faculty signature required)

Rental Request Form