Answered By: Margaret Burri
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017     Views: 1762

Yes, you can, in certain places and with some restrictions.  These guidelines apply to MSEL, BLC, and the HUT.

The Sheridan Libraries food and drink policy is intended to provide an environment respectful of all users' study needs; to preserve library collections and equipment; and to maintain the overall cleanliness, longevity, and comfort of library furnishings.

The following policies apply:

  • Covered drinks and snacks are permitted EXCEPT in designated areas (see below).
  • Users must avoid consuming items that create messes or disrupt others.
  • Users whose food disrupts others, for example noise or strong odors, will be asked to enjoy it outside the security perimeters.
  • All library users are expected to act responsibly and courteously by disposing of trash and recyclables, and cleaning spills and crumbs. Major spills should be reported to the nearest security desk as soon as possible.

Exceptions to this policy are the areas listed below with their RESTRICTIONS:

  • No food or drink
    • Special Collections (Reading Room, Cage)
  • Covered drinks but NO food
    • BLC Quiet Reading Room (Q-Level)
    • BLC 2030, 2040, 4040, 5015, 5017
    • BLC Macksey (exceptions for light food may be granted for special events. Absolutely no hot food permitted.)
    • MSEL ERC
    • MSEL Quiet Reading Room (M-Level)
    • MSEL D-Level
    • MSEL Digitization Unit (A- Level)
    • MSEL AV viewing rooms (A-Level)


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