Food and Drink Policy

What is the Library's Food and Drink Policy?

Users may bring drinks in the library in approved containers. These containers must have a lid.

Food Policy: Appropriate snack foods allowed on all floors except the basement.

Image of acceptable containers
Photo: Lynn Eades

Food and Room Reservation Policy

A $75.00 usage fee will be charged for all room reservations that involve food (excluding brown bag events). Brown bagging events should adhere to the HSL food policy.

Refreshments, luncheons, and dinners are only allowed in conference rooms on the fifth floor (527 A and B). Food will be allowed in room 227 on a case-by-case basis. For complete food and room reservation guidelines, visit the room use guidelines page.

Foods in the Library


  • vending machine snacks
  • candies
  • Yogurt
  • cookies
  • crackers
  • fruits

Not Allowed:

  • hold/cold meals
  • salads
  • sandwiches or wraps
  • soups
  • pizza
  • delivery foods
  • pastries
  • sticky or smelly foods

No Snack Zone: Basement