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DePaul University Libraries > About > Policies > Food and Drink
The DePaul University Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as to the protection of library materials, technology, and furnishings. Responsible stewardship of library collections, in particular, requires that we exercise care in allowing food and drink in library facilities. All users of the library should respect the following guidelines in terms of consuming food and drink in the library.
Guidelines for the Consumption of Snack Foods and Covered Beverages in Libraries:
In order to conserve library resources and provide a comfortable environment for all, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:
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.