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Library Public Policies: Food & Drink

FOOD AND DRINK POLICY

The Library is committed to providing a clean and safe environment conducive to learning.  This Food and Drink Policy provides guidelines by which library users can enjoy snacks and drinks without infringing on the rights of others or risk damage to library facilities and collections.

Drinks and light snacks are permitted in the Library

[except as noted below]:

  • Drinks must be in covered containers
  • Light snacks include:
    • Vending machine-type foods, such as candy, small bags of chips, nuts, and dried fruit
    • Similar items in single-serving amount, packaged and brought from home

Following kinds of foods are not allowed in the Library:

  • Meals, hot food, food with strong odors
  • Messy food [anything that can drip grease, sauce, fillings, condiments, etc.]
  • Any food eaten with utensils
  • Food deliveries to the Library are not allowed.

NO FOOD OR DRINKS ARE PERMITTED IN:

  • Public Computer Labs, Screen Sharing Rooms, Library Classrooms, Library Auditorium, and Archives/Special Collections.

All users are requested to dispose of their trash responsibly. Please report spills and stains to Library staff as soon as possible.

Unattended food and drink will be discarded.

Violation of Library policies and procedures could result in student disciplinary action.

Contact Information

Reference Librarians

718-951-5628