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Food and Drink

In alignment with updated mask guidelines issued by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), DePaul is again requiring everyone on campus—regardless of vaccination status—to wear a face masks indoors. Eating and drinking in the library is discouraged unless absolutely necessary. Masks may be adjusted temporarily while actively eating or drinking. Beverages must be kept in a covered container. Thank you for doing your part to Take Care DePaul by practicing healthy behaviors to protect the health and safety of yourself and others.

In addition:

  • No food or drink is allowed in library instruction rooms (Richardson Library 103, 109, 110, 417; Loop Library 10028).
  • No food or drink is allowed in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Possession and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in any library facility, with exceptions for of-age guests at approved library events.

DePaul University faculty, staff, and students found in violation of this policy will be reported to the appropriate university authorities according to the procedures outlined in the University Policies and Procedures, the Code of Student Responsibility, the Undergraduate Student Handbook, the Graduate Student Handbook, and/or the Law Graduate Academic Student Handbook. Visitors and other members of the public violating this policy will be reported to he Department of Public Safety and/or the Chicago Police Department.

The DePaul University Library reserves the right to ask any user to remove his/her food and/or drink from the library if in the judgement of the staff it constitutes a violation of this policy. Failure to comply with posted restrictions or staff instructions regarding the consumption of food and drink constitutes a violation of the Patron Conduct Policy. If patrons become belligerent or refuse to follow staff instructions in regard to the consumption of food and/or drink, library staff will take appropriate action, including, if necessary, notifying the Department of Public Safety and/or the Chicago Police Department.

The DePaul University Library reserves the right to make exceptions to this policy as necessary and appropriate on a case-by-case basis.​

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