Food and Drink Policy

  1. Policy Statement

 

To maintain the collections, furnishings, and study environment of the Drew University Libraries, library users are expected to follow the food and drink policies described under procedures, below. 

 

  1. Purpose

 

This policy and associated procedures define terms, conditions, and expectations for users of the Drew Library (Learning Center) and the Methodist Archives and HIstory Center. 

 

III. Audience

 

All members of the Drew community. 

 

  1. Procedures

 

In the main area of Level C: 

  • Light snacks and covered (non-alcoholic) drinks may be consumed 
  • Messy and strong-smelling foods are prohibited 
  • Patrons are asked to remove their trash and dispose of it in the appropriate receptacles 
  • Patrons are asked to clean up after themselves. Towels and wipes are available from the Circulation department for your use 
  • Carpet spills should be reported to Circulation 

 

The Kean Room and all other areas and other floors of the University Library are FOOD-FREE: 

  • No food of any kind may be consumed in these areas of the University Library* 
  • Covered (non-alcoholic) drinks may be consumed in these areas 
  • Patrons are asked to remove their trash and dispose of it in the appropriate receptacles. Towels and wipes are available from the Circulation department for your use 
  • Carpet spills should be reported to Circulation 

 

Food AND Drink are prohibited in the Wilson Reading Room located in the United Methodist Archives and History Center.

 

*Exceptions may be granted for scheduled events that have received Library Administrative approval prior to the event. Staff may consume food in their offices and the staff lounge. Non-messy food and non-alcoholic drinks in covered containers may be consumed in the Doctoral Student Lounge.

 

  1. Consequences of Violating this Policy

 

Non-compliance with this policy may result in potential violations with disciplinary action. 

 

  1. Contacts

 

The following administrator/office can address any questions regarding this Policy:

Office of the University Library Director, Elizabeth Leonard, (973)-408-3322, eleonard@drew.edu.