Penn Libraries Food & Drink Policy

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Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

  1. Snacks are permitted but NOT meals or messy, aromatic foods (e.g., hoagies, pizza, salads, soup)
    • Meals are permitted in Mark's CafĂ© (ground floor).
  2. Covered beverages and snacks are permitted except in
    • Computer labs
    • Microform areas
    • Kislak Center
    • Vitale Digital Media Lab
    • Specific areas as poste
  3. Food and drink pose a potential risk to library collections, equipment, and furnishings. We therefore ask that you act responsibly when consuming food and drink in the library.

Biomedical Library

  1. Food is only allowed in the Study Lounge.
  2. Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted.

Library at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

  1. No food or drink allowed in the library.

Chemistry Library

  1. Discreet snacks are permitted but NOT meals or noisy, messy, or aromatic foods (e.g., hoagies, pizza, salads, soup). Food is not permitted in proximity to the computers or in the study rooms. Library staff reserves the right to request that library users refrain from eating or leave the library if their food is disturbing others.
  2. Beverages in spill-proof containers are allowed in the Reading Room and in the journal area, at study tables only. Beverages are expressly forbidden in the Computer Teaching and Resource Room and the Reference Room.
  3. Since food debris can attract vermin, please take your waste with you when you leave the library.

Fisher Fine Arts Library

  1. No food of any kind is allowed in the Fisher Fine Arts Library
  2. Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted.

Levy Dental Medicine Library

  1. Snacks are permitted but NOT meals or messy, aromatic foods (e.g., hoagies, pizza, salads, soup).
  2. Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted, except in the vicinity of the computers.

Math/Physics/Astronomy Library

  1. Snacks are permitted but NOT meals or messy, aromatic foods (e.g., hoagies, pizza, salads, soup)
  2. Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted.

Veterinary Medicine Library

  1. Snacks are permitted but NOT meals or messy, aromatic foods (e.g., hoagies, pizza, salads, soup)
    - Meals are permitted at the tables outside the Library security gates.
  2. Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted.