Q. Can I have food or drinks in the library?


Hammermill Library

Food is permitted only in the 24/7 Study Room. Food is defined as any edible food EXCEPT gum, cough drops or throat lozenges. Beverages are permitted in lidded containers. Aluminum soda cans are not acceptable.

Ridge Library

The following types of food and beverages are permitted in the library in designated locations:

  • Non-alcoholic beverages with covered lids are permitted throughout the library.
  • Small snacks, such as chips and candy, are permitted at study tables and cafe area.
  • Aromatic or messy foods such as sandwiches, pizza or fast food are NOT permitted in the library or the cafe and must remain in a backpack or other closed bag while in the library. Delivery of food to the library by outside vendors is not permitted.


  • Last Updated Aug 08, 2017
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  • Answered By Matt Shellenbarger

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