Food, Drink, and Cell Phone Use

The Library is committed to creating a clean, comfortable environment conducive to reflection, study, and intellectual pursuit. With this in mind, reasonable limits are in effect in regards to food, drink, and cell phone use. Researchers not in compliance with these guidelines may be asked to leave.


Food is not permitted in any Library space. 


Non-alcoholic drinks in approved, spill-proof containers are generally allowed in most campus libraries, except in Mudd Library, Marquand Library, and Special Collections. Containers not considered acceptable include open cups or mugs, aluminum cans, or glass bottles. 

Cell Phones

Cell phones should be used only in areas where conversations do not disturb others (foyers, entrance halls, enclosed stairwells, etc.). Please silence cell phone ringers in all study areas.