Food and Drink in the Library

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to guide users to:

  • maintain cleanliness in the library;
  • prevent damage to collections, furnishings, and equipment; and
  • prevent food noise and odours from disrupting people and quiet study areas.

There are different food and drink rules for different areas of the library. Please help us provide a respectful environment for all library users by following the rules for the area you are in.

Users are expected to dispose of their garbage in the appropriate containers located in the building. Please ask library staff if you need cleaning supplies.

Library staff reserve the right to determine which food and drink items are acceptable. 

Patrons who refuse to comply with this policy will be asked to leave the library.

Away from Computers

Permitted:
  • Covered drinks
  • Snack foods that:
    • Do not disturb or harm others
    • Are not messy, loud, or aromatic (e.g., fresh fruit, granola bars, bagels, donuts)
Not Permitted:
  • Open drinks
  • Hot/warm food not complying with above (e.g., french fries, burgers/hot dogs, pizza, entrees, soup)

At Library Computers

Permitted:
  • Covered drinks
Not Permitted:
  • Food

In Computer Labs

Not Permitted:
  • Drinks
  • Food

Consequences of Non-compliance

Patrons who refuse to comply with this policy will be asked to leave the library.

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