SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Bay Area hikers, listen up.
You could borrow more than just books and DVD's from your local libraries.
You might be able to check out some hiking gear for free, too!
Our media partners at The San Francisco Standard found some libraries offering bear canisters, backpack kits and more to library card holders.
Here's a list of the participating libraries:
The rules for each library are different, but signing up for a library card gets the process started.
You can pair your gear with a California State Parks pass, which is available for check out from any California public library.
Passes allow access to more than 200 state parks.
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