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UC San Diego Library Food and Drink Policy

Select food and drink consumption is allowed in the Geisel Library and WongAvery Library. All drinks must have a container with a lid. Food may not be consumed near computers and other Library technology, or on the 8th floor of Geisel Library. Neither food nor drink is allowed in Special Collections and University Archives.

Additional guidelines:

  • Follow any posted policies in the area you are using.
  • Delivery to Library buildings (e.g., pizza delivery), excessive quantities of food or drink, large group meals, and other distracting or disruptive activities are prohibited.
  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Library buildings, with the exception of legal-aged guests at authorized Library events where alcohol is served.
  • Cooking, cooking appliances, and open flames are prohibited in Library public spaces.

The Library reserves the right to ask anyone to relocate, remove, or dispose of food and drink in case of complaints or if found to be in violation of this Policy.

Failure to cooperate with Library employee requests regarding food and drink or to comply with posted policies constitutes a violation of the UC San Diego Library Use & Conduct Policy

Revised and approved March 21, 2022