Temple University Health Sciences Libraries -- Food and Beverage Policy

While we want all members of the Temple University community to have a rewarding library experience, we do ask that those using our facility respect our food and beverage policies. Because food and beverages can cause damage to our materials and equipment, as well as invite insects and rodents to attack our valued collections, we find it necessary to impose some limits on the consumption of food and beverages in the libraries:


  • Snack foods are permitted. This includes items such as candy bars, nuts, pretzels, chips, pastry, dried fruit, raw vegetables, and cookies. Food waste must be discarded in designated containers.


  • Beverages are permitted as long as they are in sturdy, spill-proof containers. At a minimum, all beverages in plastic or Styrofoam cups should have a lid on them at all times. Please keep lids and caps on all glass or plastics bottles. Open beverage containers are prohibited.


  • Meals that consist of messy or aromatic foods are not permitted. This includes items such as hoagies, steak sandwiches, pizza, salads, soup and generally any meals provided in Styrofoam packaging or that come from fast-food restaurants.


  • Students who violate the food and beverage policy will be asked to move to a more appropriate dining location in the Medical Education and Research Building (MERB) or School of Podiatric Medicine Building.