Welcome to our virtual Gear Library! 

To become a GR Outside Gear Library Member you can either create an account online or visit us in person. Either way, we ask that you attend an in-person new member orientation during your first visit or gear pickup. The in-person new member orientation takes about 15 minutes and will cover library policies, a facility tour, and our lending process. 

To start your account online: select "Create Account" at the top of the page. If you wish, you can place a reservation for up to 8 items right away. If you need more items, contact us, or come visit us in person. 

To become a member in person: Visit us at the Roosevelt Park Lodge (739 Van Raalte Dr SW) anytime during our open hours. No appointment needed. We will create your account and give you a new member orientation. You can borrow or reserve items right away during this visit. 

If you are representing a large group like a nonprofit, business, or classroom, we have a membership just for you! Group memberships have larger gear limits, and a slightly longer registration process.  To become a group member, please set up a 30 minute consultation with the Gear Library Supervisor by emailing struby@grcity.us. 


Learn more about GR Outside at grandrapidsmi.gov/GRoutside







You may notice fees on certain items. Starting in April of 2023, the Gear Library will be using a “pay what you can” system. The item fees are suggestions and are not mandatory.  


This winter the Gear Library is operating in two locations! 

  • For Fat Bikes you can visit Indian Trails Golf Course (snow shoes also available on a walk-in basis)
  • For all other equipment, please visit us at the Gear Library Headquarters in Roosevelt Park