Bike Library & Workshop
What is The Bike Library & Workshop?
The Bike Library & Workshop is a community bike shop on campus and is an initiative under Sustain SU. We are fully equipped with the tools and space necessary to repair and maintain bikes. Bike repairs are DIY, however, our volunteers & Bike Library Mechanic can provide guidance and offer some help. Tool and stand use are entirely FREE, but we do take monetary donations!
The Bike Library & Workshop also sells used and new components and parts such as tubes, tires, and other accessories. We are not taking donations of bikes due to the lack of space, but feel free to donate any parts or components that are not of use to you.
The Bike Library was founded in 2005 in the basement of the Students’ Union Building. It originally operated as a place to loan bikes to students and staff (hence the name). In 2013, the Bike Library moved to SAB 1-13, and its name was changed to the Bike Library & Workshop (BLW).
Note: We do not bleed hydraulic brakes or repair suspension. Please visit your local bike shop for these specialized services.
November Hours (subject to change):
- Monday: CLOSED
- Tuesday: 2 PM -6 PM
- Wednesday: 2 PM - 6 PM
- Thursday: 2 PM - 6 PM
- Friday: CLOSED
December Hours (OPEN 2-6PM on select dates):
- December 5th, 2023
- December 6th, 2023
- December 7th, 2023
- December 13th, 2023
- December 20th, 2023
Events & Updates
Upcoming Closures and Hour Changes
Please note our December hour changes in the previous section of this page. We will be closed for the holiday season from December 21st, 2023 through January 8th, 2024. We expect to reopen on January 9th, 2024.
We are hosting a workshop on November 30th, 2023 from 2PM to 3:30PM! In the Marigold room on the lower level of SUB (0-31), join us for a Winter Cycling presentation. Our staff and volunteers will be sharing useful tips about cycling through the cold weather months, from winterizing your bike to what to wear when you're out riding. We hope you'll join us!
To RSVP for this event, please follow this link. Please do so before November 27th, 2023.
- Book an appointment for our services including DIY Bike Repairs or Bike Rentals.
DIY Bike Repairs
To visit our shop for a bike service or repair, please book an appointment through our Square website. Please leave a description of what you or your bike needs! Walk-ins are accepted depending on the circumstances.
Bike Rentals (CLOSED FOR THE WINTER)
The Bike Library has a variety of bikes available for rent. Our Bike Fleet consists of City, Mountain, and Road bikes and is well maintained by our Bike Mechanic and Volunteers.
If you are interested in renting a bike please fill out the rental registration form below and book an appointment to check out our fleet at the Bike Library! Note: rentals are now closed for the winter season. Please check back in with us in the spring!
$5.00 + GST one-day rental
$15.00 + GST per week rental
There is a $160 rental deposit which will be refunded when the bike is returned. Renters will be issued a U-lock and key, and a pair of lights if needed. Note that we DO NOT provide renters with a helmet.
NOTE - We are unfortunately unable to accept debit cards for rental deposits.
We are closed on provincial and regional holidays.
The Bike Library & Workshop hosts a variety of workshops throughout the year that focus on specific bike topics. The goal for each workshop is to learn basic mechanical skills. All workshops are hosted in the Bike Library.
Bike Library Projects
Access our volunteer projects using this link.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
If you would like to comment or give feedback on any of our services please fill out this form. Any comments or feedback will be greatly appreciated and will help improve operations.
South Academic Building (SAB)
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7