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.
Piping Up: Library feedback
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.