New Access Policy
For a trial period of 3 months, Noisebridge shall be open, from 23:00 to 10:00, only to Members, guests of those Members present in the space, and those people with two Member endorsements in the membership binder...
see Meeting Notes
Noisebridge Hours Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is Noisebridge open?
A: Noisebridge is open to the general public from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Public access to the space is not allowed after 11:00 PM until a member opens the space at 10:00 AM.
Q: But Noisebridge used to be open 24x7!
A: Not as of Oct 8th, 2013. Some bad apples ruined it for everyone.
Q: I can come use the tools there any time I want?
A: No, only between 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Members of the Noisebridge non-profit corporation can let themselves in at other hours, and if you ask them nicely they may be able to let you in too.
Q: Who sets the hours for Noisebridge?
A: Members of the Noisebridge non-profit corporation. As per our bylaws, members can vote on issues like the hours the space will be open.
Q: Does that include me?
A: No, unless you've become a member. Only members can vote on our hours of operation.
Q: What if I pick the lock/mess with the door strike/hack the gibson and get in after hours anyway?
A: Please don't. Noisebridge isn't a fortress and a determined attacker will certainly be able to get in if they really want to. This is a crime (CPC 602(m)). If members find out they will probably be upset with you unless you have a good reason for breaking in.
Q: Can I sleep at Noisebridge?
Q: But I saw someone sleeping at Noisebridge after hours!
A: The membership frowns on this and strongly discourages it. 2169 Mission is not zoned for residential use and people sleeping there can cause serious problems for the rest of the group. Science experiments have been known to be performed on sleeping parties as a deterrent.
Q: But I missed the last BART!
A: There's plenty of commercial establishments in the area which will rent you a room.
Q: But I'm broke!