BAWT’s gear libraries are conveniently located in San Francisco, Oakland, and Milpitas. The Oakland gear library is the biggest, the San Francisco library is our newest addition at the June Jordan School for Equity, and the Milpitas gear library is smaller, but fully outfitted with outdoor gear. Our gear libraries are the only of their kind in the West!
Each library has the capacity to serve between 50-300 campers at a time with high quality sleeping bags, ground pads, tents, stoves, cookware, and clothing. Whether you are going on a car-camping trip, backpacking adventure, or snowshoeing up in the mountains, we’ve got you covered. Our gear libraries have everything you need for a successful trip, thanks to generous support from our company sponsors and individual donors.
Gear Library Hours:
OAKLAND GEAR LIBRARY
1050 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94606
The nearest cross street is 11th Ave.
(510) 452-2298 x312
Monday – 12pm to 6pm
Tuesday – 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday – 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm
Thursday – 1pm to 6pm
Friday – 1pm to 5pm
SOUTH BAY GEAR LIBRARY
471 Valley Way, Building 1
Milpitas, CA 95035
The South Bay Gear Library is located within Building 1 of the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits.
Tuesdays – 2pm to 6pm
Fridays – 10am to 2pm
SAN FRANCISCO GEAR LIBRARY
325 La Grande Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
The SF Gear Library is located within the June Jordan School for Equity. Entrance is the lower driveway on Brazil Avenue.
Thursdays – 11am to 6pm
Fridays – 11am to 6pm
All Pick Up appointments will be scheduled for up to 1 hour
All Drop Off appointments will be scheduled for up to 2 hours
Last Pick Up appointment will be scheduled for 1 hour before closing time
Last Drop Off appointment will be scheduled for 2 hours before closing time
Only one appointment will be scheduled at a time. If the time you requested has already been filled you will be assigned another appointment time by BAWT staff.
For question about our hours contact us at email@example.com or call the gear library at 510-452-BAWT (2298) ext. 312
Q: I am not a BAWT trained leader, and I am not taking youth outdoors. Can I still get gear?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (510) 452-2298 x312 if you have any questions.