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.
Bike Library Hours (subject to change):
- Monday: CLOSED
- Tuesday: 9 AM - 1 PM
- Wednesday: 3 PM - 6 PM
- Thursday: 9 AM - 1 PM
- Friday: 3 PM - 6 PM
Events & Updates
Modified Hours in June
- We will be open 3-5 PM on Friday, June 2nd, and 9 AM - 1 PM on Monday, June 5th. We will be CLOSED on Thursday, June 8th, and Friday, June 9th.
We are Rolling in the Spring/Summer!
- The Bike Library & Workshop is open for the Spring/Summer term!
Bike Rental Update
- Spring is here... we are now offering bike rentals! Please register to rent (more information is below).
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.
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 Staff.
If you are interested in renting a bike please fill out the rental registration form below and drop in at the Bike Library when we are open to rent out a bike! Rental Registration Form
$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.
Tube and Tire Workshop - March 7th @ 2:30-4 PM
Chain Maintenance Workshop - March 28th @ 4:30-6 PM
Shifting Adjustment Workshop - TBD
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.
T/R: 9 AM - 1 PM
W/F: 3 PM - 6 PM
South Academic Building (SAB)
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7