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Homer Babbidge Library Food and Beverage Policy

It is the policy of the University Libraries to maintain an environment appropriate for the protection of library materials and conducive to study. Food and beverages attract rodents, cockroaches, silverfish and other unwanted pests that damage library materials. By complying with the policy, users and staff will help maintain a clean work environment, pest-free buildings, and aid in the preservation of our collections for future generations, while enjoying some food and drink in the library.

  • ACCEPTABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS are covered and spill-proof, such as travel mugs with lids and bottles with screw-on or pop-up tops.
  • ACCEPTABLE FOODS are sandwiches, packaged foods, and vending-machine type candy, chips, and snacks. Hot foods are not allowed.

Do not bring food or drinks into areas posted "No Food or Drink" regardless of the type of container you have.

NO Beverages or Foods are permitted at or near:

  • Public computers
  • Video viewing stations
  • Photocopiers
  • Printers
  • Microfilm reader/printers