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Food and drink policy in study areas

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. It is great that the library provides a learning and study environment for everybody.  I have been wondering though why it is permitted to eat food at the study desks (especially in the silent study areas and in the graduate research commons). I am not at all against snacks but I find it extremely irritating when people unpack an entire three-course meal.

Library's food and drink policy

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. I'm a frequent user of the Bennett Library, and I appreciate the resources available here for research and study.  I know that the library has a policy on allowing food in certain areas, as long as it does not disturb others. I frequently use the Research Commons, and it's not uncommon for people here to eat strong-smelling or crunchy foods at their computers. Sometimes, I find crumbs or food stains on the desks left by previous users, making it impossible to use the desks for work or study.  I do not feel that this behavior is consistent with the library policy.