boston college law library
The library attempts to be environmentally conscious by reducing, reusing, and recycling whenever possible. For example:
- The library has issued over 3,000 reusable spill-resistant mugs to first-year law students. Students who use these mugs receive a discount on coffee, adhere to the library's Food and Drink Policy, and reduce the law school’s adverse environmental impact.
- Much internal and external library communication that formerly required paper is now accomplished electronically. For example, overdue notices are now sent electronically to every library user.
- The library reuses and recycles paper whenever possible. Recycling bins are available throughout the library for this purpose. With the help of students and staff, approximately 50 pounds of material are recycled every week day.
The library works with students in the law school's Environmental Law Society ("ELS") to raise awareness and apply new practices when possible. To help increase environmental awareness, the library has given the ELS poster space near the most active printer in the library's Computer Center. The library and the ELS have dedicated this space to environmental education. As environmental awareness measures develop, the library will work on its own and with student groups to modify and maintain environmentally responsible action.
The library has an abundance of recycling receptacles both large and small.