The University Libraries policies allow library users to have limited access to food and drink. Please respect the following guidelines:

  • Beverage containers must have tops or lids (coffee cups with lids, twist top bottles, travel mugs).
  • Do not bring in greasy, sticky, crumbly or aromatic foods.
  • Use care when consuming food and drink while using computers and library materials.
  • Dispose of food and drink containers in trash bins or recycling bins.
  • Food residue attracts insects and rodents. Alert library staff about any spills or messes.
  • The Libraries reserve the right to suspend these guidelines for special library events.
  • Individuals failing to comply with these guidelines may be asked to leave the library.
  • Some library locations have unique or at-risk resources and may have additional food and drink restrictions. Consult with library staff if you have any questions.
  • Several libraries have coffee shops and vending areas. We encourage you to consume food in those areas.


Contact us with your questions and comments.