Does York provide cell phone charging stations anywhere on campus?


Phone Charging Stations:

As of February 2019, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Vice-President, Finance and Administration, cell phone charging stations are available at the Bronfman Business Library, the Frost Library, the Scott Library and the Steacie Science & Engineering Library.

Distributed by ChargeBar, each unit has six docking stations for cell phones and two stations for tablets and each comes equipped with most cables including Apple’s Lightning cable, USB micro and USB-C. There are two stations at Scott and one each in Bronfman, Frost and Steacie Libraries

Getting Started Instructions:

  • Users can gauge whether a station is available as each docking station will have a green light when available for use, and a red one when occupied.
  • The stations are secured via the user’s YU-card and can only be reopened by the same YU-card - this allows user to secure their device and walk away, rather than sitting by an outlet, waiting for a charge.
  • On screen prompts guide users through securing their device(s). 
  • Please communicate any feedback or issues with these stations to the circulation staff at each library branch and they can contact someone who has access to override in the event a patron locks up their device and then loses their YU-card.

Phone Chargers for Loan at Circulation Desks in Select Libraries:

Phone chargers are also available for loan at the circulation desks at the Bronfman Business Library, and the Steacie Science & Engineering Libraries at the Keele campus and at the Frost Library at the Glendon campus. The YU-card is required to check out these chargers which have a loan period of four hours.


  • Last Updated Feb 13, 2020
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  • Answered By Betty Irving