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 10-15 minutes and will cover library policies, a facility tour, and our lending process. 

If you are seeking camping equipment, you must also pass one of our camping certification courses first. Read more about Camping Certifications here.

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. When you come in for your first pickup, we will cover our new member orientation. 

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