Food and Drink Policy

The consumption of food and drinks, within reason, is permitted in many library locations. However, library customers are asked to be considerate of others and to avoid consuming food items that create messes, smells, and/or noise. Library customers 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

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 at the front entrance, lower concourse or outside on the library terrace.

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 prohibited in the Map and Geospatial Hub (3rd floor) and in 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.