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Food and Drink Policy Statement

Food and drink are allowed in the Wimberley Library (Boca Campus), but please consume responsibly.

Note: Library users who violate these restrictions may be asked to take their food or drink outside the library.

The FAU Libraries must maintain an environment that is appropriate for the protection of library resources and conducive to study.  Food and beverages attract rodents, cockroaches, ants, silverfish and other unwanted pests that damage library resources.   By complying with the food and drink policy, users and staff will maintain a clean work environment, a pest - free building and aid in the preservation of our collections.  FAU campus libraries may establish food and drink policies appropriate to their facilities, resources  and users.  Please check for local policies.

Please observe these guidelines:

  • It is your responsibility to throw away wrappers, containers and other trash in the appropriate trash receptacles.
  • Please consume snack food and drink only in library study areas. For the purpose of this policy, food such as chips, nuts, pretzels are considered snack food; pizza, burgers, fries, sandwiches, salads, are not.)
  • Drinks are allowed ONLY  in covered, sturdy spill-proof containers.
  • Clean up spills.  Report major spills to library staff immediately, so staff can arrange for the appropriate clean-up.
  • No "food parties" (e.g. pizza deliveries) are allowed.
  • No food that is overly messy or has strong odors.
  • Be considerate of other users.
  • Food or drink can harm library materials, invite pests, and make extra work for the cleaning crew.  Pack it up, take it out and leave no trace! (except in the provided trash receptacles)
  • Limitations

    Eating and drinking are not permitted at or near:

  • computer workstations
  • media equipment
  • printers or photocopiers
  • aisles and stacks where books are shelved
  • Special Collections

  • Questions regarding public service policies should be directed to Dawn Smith, Assistant Dean, Public Services.


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