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Library Policies

Food and Drink Policy

Dispose of everything properly: Place recyclables in recycling bins and non-recyclable garbage in trash cans.

Leave no trace: Please leave library furnishings and resources in the same or better condition than you found them. Report any spills or trash to library staff as soon as possible.

Note: Library personnel reserve the right to ask anyone to remove inappropriate food and drink from the library. Repeat offenders may lose library privileges.

What is allowed / not allowed

Drinks are allowed as follows:

  • Drinks are permitted in sturdy, covered containers designed to minimize spills. Keep your container tightly closed when not in use and take it with you when you leave the library.

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The following are NOT allowed:

  • All food items
  • Drinks in uncovered containers - this includes all drinks in cans

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Why do we have these restrictions?

  • To protect the collection and equipment
  • To prevent infestation of bugs, mice, and other pests
  • To keep floors and furnishings in good condition


  • Pick up after yourself – take out what you bring in.
  • Report spills promptly to library staff
  • Empty liquids into restroom sink before disposing of cups.
  • Recycle clean paper and plastics