While the library staff recognizes that a comfortable study and research environment should have a food and beverage policy that is not excessively restrictive, we also believe that some limitations are required to maintain an appropriate library environment. Accordingly, the Mendik Library has implemented the following guidelines.
Beverages of all types are permitted in all areas of the library, as long as they are contained in spill-proof, covered, wide-bottomed mugs, similar to those issued by the Alumni Association. Generally speaking, light snack foods such as fruit, candy, cookies (e.g., food generally dispensed in vending machines) are allowed. Pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, wings, ice cream, and otherwise “messy” foods are not permitted. No food is permitted in computer rooms or in the reserve area. Patrons are not allowed to have food delivered to the library. Please note that users who bring in food that disrupts their fellow users’ study will be asked to remove that food from the library. Patrons are expected to clean up after themselves by placing food refuse in the receptacles provided for that purpose. Food and drink should not be left unattended or uncovered.