New Hydration Stations in the Library

May 16, 2016

New bottle filling stations have been installed in Sterling Memorial Library’s Wright Reading Room and in the Thain Cafe! Members of the Yale community will now have access to filtered water while working in the surrounding spaces. The stations, which also count the quantity of plastic bottles saved from waste, are meant to reduce environmental impact by encouraging the use of reusable water bottles instead of disposable plastic bottles; and to make it easier for people to use re-fillable water bottles in the library.


The library decided to install filtered water dispensers after a current graduate student made a suggestion through AskYale. Accessible through the Yale Library’s website, AskYale allows students and other members of the Yale community to ask questions and communicate suggestions. Yale Library encourages feedback, and endeavors to examine and respond to student needs. Have a question or a suggestion for the library? Visit AskYale And, be sure to check out the new bottle filling stations!