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last updated: 9/4/2012

Food and Beverage Policy

Rationale

The mission of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries is:  “To support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.”  Food and beverages can damage library materials and/or attract pests that can damage materials.  In our highly computerized environment, food and beverage can damage valuable electronic and media equipment.

 

Policy

The Libraries strive for uniformity in our policies.  There is some variation in our food and beverage policy due to the characteristics of the individual collections and facilities.

 

Herman B Wells Library

Food is permitted in the Cafeteria, Lobby and West Tower.  Food is not permitted in the East Tower.  Covered beverages are permitted throughout the Herman B Wells Library.  There may be some exceptions to this policy in designated areas posted on site.  We ask your cooperation in placing beverage containers in trash cans after use to keep the libraries free of spills and residue that can attract pests.

 

IUB Branch Libraries

 Business/SPEA Information Commons Food and covered beverages allowed 
 Chemistry Library Food and covered beverages allowed 
 Education Library NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE ALLOWED
 Fine Arts Library NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE ALLOWED
 Geography and Map Library Food and covered beverages allowed 
 Geosciences Library Food and covered beverages allowed 
 Life Sciences Library Food and covered beverages allowed 
 Lily Library - Rare Books and Manuscripts NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE ALLOWED
 Music Library NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE ALLOWED
 Neal Marshall Black Culture Center Covered beverages only
 Optometry Library Food and covered beverages allowed
 Public Health Library (Formerly HPER Library) Food and covered beverages allowed 
 Swain Hall Library Food and covered beverages allowed
 University Archives NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE ALLOWED

              
 



last updated: 9/4/2012