San Francisco, Oakland, Milpitas

Each gear library has the capacity to serve between 50-500 youth at a time with sleeping bags, ground pads, tents, stoves, cookware and more, all at no cost. Our gear libraries have everything you need for a successful trip, thanks to generous support from our corporate sponsors and individual donors.

East Bay Gear Library 

1050 East 8th Street, Oakland 94606

Phone: (510) 452-2298 x 312
Email: gear@bawt.org

Oakland Gear Library Hours
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 

Sobrato Center, 471 Valley Way, Bldg. 1, Milpitas 95035

Phone: (510) 452-2298 ext. 312
Email: gear@bawt.org

Milpitas Gear Library Hours
Tuesday – 2pm to 6pm
Friday – 10am to 2pm

San Francisco Gear Library

325 La Grande Avenue, San Francisco 94112

The SF Gear Library is located within the June Jordan School for Equity. Entrance is the lower driveway on Brazil Avenue.

Phone: (510) 452-2298 x 312
Email: gear@bawt.org

San Francisco Gear Library Hours

Thursday – 11am – 6pm
Friday – 11am – 6pm

Contact staff


Sierra Lawe
Executive Director – Development

Phone: (510) 452-2298 x 303
Email: sierra@bawt.org



Liza Dadiomov,
Executive Director – Programs

Phone: (510) 452-2298 x 301
Email: liza@bawt.org



Lindsay Zapata, Development Manager

Phone: (510) 452-2298 x 304
Email: lindsay@bawt.org



Erika Bruno
Program Coordinator

Phone: (510) 452-2298
Email: gear@bawt.org