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

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