Over the years you’ve been asking for free hot water in the libraries,
…would be great if we could have access to hot water/a kettle in order to make tea
…kettle would be a much appreciated addition to the library
…would really appreciate a 24/7 hot water dispenser/kettle to allow us to prepare tea late at night as this is vital for energy and concentration
…just wondered if there were any plans to provide more hot drinks over the weekends? Saturday is okay when the café is open, but as I do the bulk of my work over the weekend, it’s pretty hard going without any tea on campus all day
…need an area to make own tea and coffee after hours eg over night even if this has a caution sign so university takes no liability if we burn ourselves – at the end of the day it’s a kettle – we all use one
The best news is, as a direct result of your comments – it’s here – free hot water in libraries 24/7!
We’re so excited to be announcing this new facility in library cafes and hope it makes a difference to you while you’re studying.
This will run as a pilot until the end of term as current hot water machines are located in the middle of café areas. At the moment due to using the existing machines we recommend using ‘smaller containers’ so they fit under the hot water tap. Larger containers need tilting and are consequently not as safe. We are looking at other solutions to place them in ‘self-service’ areas next to vending machines.
So get your flasks, water bottles, travel mugs and snacks at the ready – you can fill them up from Monday 6th March!
When the cafes are open you’ll be able to continue to buy cups, milk and sugar for a small charge if you forget your own container.