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Policy 43: Ellis Library Food and Drink Policy

University of Missouri Libraries

General Policy Manual Policy No. 43

Ellis Library Food and Drink Policy

  • Scope of Policy
    • This policy establishes rules for consuming food and drink in Ellis Library.
  • Goals and Purpose
    • The food and drink policy is intended to help the Libraries maintain a pleasant environment conducive to study and research, while preserving our collections, equipment, and furnishings.
  • Food and Drink Allowed in Ellis Library
    • The following food and drink types are allowed in most areas, unless signage indicates otherwise:
      • Dry, non-perishable snacks such as those found in vending machines (crackers, chips, nuts, etc.)
      • Non-alcoholic drinks in covered containers
    • Meals and other types of food may be consumed in the BookMark Café and ground floor seating area near the elevators.
    • All food deliveries must be received outside of the library.
    • Please report all accidental spills to a service desk as soon as noticed so that they can be addressed.
    • Users who fail to abide by the policy will be asked to relocate to an appropriate space or to leave the library.
  • Restricted Food and Drink Spaces in Ellis Library
    • Examples of spaces that are more restrictive include:
      • Special Collections Areas
      • Ellis Reading Rooms restricted to covered drinks only to honor quiet policy.
  • Alcohol and Tobacco
    • In accordance with University regulation, no alcohol or tobacco products are permitted in the Libraries.
  • Exceptions to the Policy
    • Scheduled events and activities that include food and/or drink must be approved by Library Administration.

Approved by Library Management: September 2016