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Food and Drink in the Library Policy

In an effort to balance the needs of library users and the preservation of library resources, EKU Libraries allows the consumption of food and beverages in the libraries with restrictions. No food or drink of any kind is permitted in the University Archives. Anyone not in compliance will be asked by staff to remove his/her food and drink from the library.


  • Light snacks that are not harmful to the collections or distracting to others are permitted in the libraries except in designated areas. Examples include granola bars, chips, nuts, pretzels, cookies, dried fruit, etc.
  • Beverages in twist-top bottles or spill-proof containers, such as travel mugs and sport bottles are permitted.
  • Beverages in open containers are not permitted.
  • Outside delivery of food is not permitted.