Food and Drink Policy - BML

The Biomedical Library's food and drink policy permits the consumption of beverages carried in covered containers and individual snack size food items. Only beverages are permitted at library computers (i.e., InfoStations, computers in Information Commons and classrooms).


  • Acceptable covered beverage containers include disposable coffee and soft drink cups with lids, plastic or glass bottles with twist-on lids, travel mugs, and sport-type water bottles. Lids should be kept on bottles and containers except when drinking.
  • Unacceptable beverage containers include those without lids.
  • Acceptable food items include individual snack size containers of chips, cookies, candy, and other snack foods; small containers of finger foods (e.g., cut or small size fruits and vegetables, dry cereal, dried fruits and nuts).; candy bars, granola bars, power bars, etc.; and other relatively non-messy, individual snack foods.
  • Unacceptable food items include burgers, French fries, pizza, noodles, sub sandwiches, burritos, soup, hot entrees, and other hot, aromatic or potentially messy items; or large size bags or packages of chips, crackers, cookies, doughnuts, etc.

Help keep our library clean. Please report spills immediately to the main Service Desk.

Last updated: 4/27/2007