Food and Beverage Policy

The mission of the Scientific Library is to protect and preserve the considerable collections of the Library so they remain available to all patrons in excellent condition. Because of damage caused by, among other things, insects, rodents, and molds, we request that patrons respect the conditions established in the following Food and Beverage Policy.


Food and Beverages are allowed in the Library. Beverages may be consumed in covered or spill-proof containers. Snack food may be consumed in the Library, but we request patrons exercise caution with regard to spills and that used food and beverage containers are disposed of in the bins provided.

Technology Training Lab

Food and Beverages are allowed in the Technology Training Lab, consistent with the overall policy of the Scientific Library and basic computer handling practices.