Rutgers University Libraries' food and drink policy is intended not only to preserve our library collections and equipment and to maintain the overall longevity and comfort of library furnishings but also to provide an environment respectful of all students' study needs.
Food is allowed only in designated spaces in the Libraries or at library-approved events.
Drink is permitted only in spill-proof containers. Drinks, regardless of container, are not permitted in posted areas such as Special Collections and University Archives, the Art Library, the Library Annex, and computer areas.
Approved spill-proof containers include:
- Spill-proof mugs with secure lids
- Sports bottles with a drinking spout
- Drink in capped bottles
Users who do not comply with these policies will be asked to take the food or drink outside the Libraries.