Food and Drink Policy

The consumption of food and drinks, within reason, is permitted in many library locations. However, library visitors are asked to be considerate of others and to avoid consuming food items that create messes, smells, and/or noise. Library visitors are expected to dispose of all trash and take responsibility for cleaning spills, food crumbs, etc. Food ordered for delivery to the library should be picked up outside of the library.

Areas Where Food and Drink Are Permitted

Downtown Phoenix campus Library

Food and drink are welcome in all areas of the library.

Polytechnic campus Library

Food and drink are welcome in all areas of the library.

Tempe campus libraries

Design and the Arts Library

Snack food, sandwiches, and drinks in closed containers are permitted in most areas of the library.

Hayden Library

To ensure preservation of our rare and distinctive materials, no food or drink is permitted in the Wurzburger Reading Room on Level 1. Snack food, sandwiches, and drinks in closed containers are permitted in all other areas of the library with the following exceptions:

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the Map and Geospatial Hub (Level 3)
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the university classrooms on the concourse level and lower level.

Music Library

Snack food, sandwiches, and drinks in closed containers are permitted in all areas of the library.

Noble Library

Snack food, sandwiches, and drinks in closed containers are permitted in all areas of the library with the following exceptions:

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in university classroom 130 (1st floor).

Fletcher Library at the West campus

Snack food, sandwiches, and drinks in closed containers are permitted in all areas of the library with the following exceptions

  • Foods with strong odors (i.e., pizza, fish, etc.) may be consumed at one of the various tables outside on the library terrace.