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Food and Drink in the Library

Food and drink pose a potential risk to library collections, equipment, and furnishings. To minimize damage to collections and maintain a clean environment conducive to quiet study, the Library has established the following food policy. We ask that you: act responsibly when consuming food and drink in the Library; be considerate of other students studying near you; and dispose of your trash.

NEITHER Food or Drink in These Areas

  • Table Mountain Rancheria Reading Room
  • Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery
  • Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony
  • Studio 2
  • Arne Nixon Center
  • Special Collections Research Center

Food-Friendly Areas

The 2nd floor of the north wing is designated as “Food Friendly.” Patrons may bring their own food and drinks to this area.

Other Public Areas

Items Permitted:

  • Snacks which come in sealed wrappers (e.g., granola bars, dried fruit, chips, cookies, candy), unless posted otherwise.
  • Beverages in securely covered containers, unless posted otherwise.

Items NOT Permitted:

  • Prepared meals or foods from stores, restaurants (e.g., Panda Express, Taco Bell, Subway, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks)

Special Events

Occasionally the Library sponsors special events which include food service. The location and food guidelines specific to each sponsored event are carefully selected and approved by library administration.