Food and Drink Policy

You May:

  • Drink beverages from reclosable containers and consume snack foods only in library study areas.
    • Acceptable beverage containers are covered and reclosable, such as spill-proof travel mugs.
    • Acceptable foods are vending machine types of candy, chips, snacks etc.
    • Hot and aromatic foods are not acceptable.

Do Not Drink or Eat:

  • In non-designated areas such as Special Collections, Research Commons, and other areas near computers.
  • At or near a photocopiers, printers, micro-form readers, or media equipment.


  • Be considerate and keep in mind that drinks can damage books, equipment, and furniture.
  • Exercise personal responsibility for spills and food trash removal.
  • Respect staff and follow instructions if you are reminded of this policy.