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Libraries Policies

Food and Drink Policy

We recognize that our patrons spend many hours in the Library and may enjoy an occasional beverage or snack while studying. We appreciate your help in keeping the Library clean, minimizing the risk of damage to books and equipment, and preventing undesirable insects and pests.

Beverages: Permitted in spill-resistant, closed containers, preferably with twist-off or similiarly secure lids.

Food: Sandwiches and meals that require utensils to eat are allowed ONLY at the first two group study tables on the first floor of the library. Handheld snacks are allowed anywhere else EXCEPT in or around the following areas:

  • Archives and Special Collections
  • Information Commons and Sager Lab
  • Computer classrooms
  • Atlases and maps
  • Photocopiers
  • Microforms
  • Video viewing rooms
  • Any other areas where signs indicate no food or drinks permitted

Keep it Clean: Please avoid bringing pizza and other greasy, sticky, dripping or otherwise messy or strong smelling foods to the library. Be respectful of your fellow students and leave your study area clean for the next person. Please put bottles and containers in the appropriate bins and wipe up any spills (all restrooms have paper towels).