Food and Drink Policy
Our food and drink policy is intended to preserve McCain's collections and to protect your library facilities. Leave no trace.
- Please be considerate of others and of ASC custodians - do not leave food or leaky beverage trash in McCain Library. The building has too many small trash bins for custodians to empty them more than about once a week. So, please take all food garbage and remnants with you to discard after you leave the library. The nearest composting barrel is at Mollie's. There are trash cans and recycling bins around McCain's front doors and beside the ground floor exterior doors near the Writing Center and TPS.
- Food garbage should not go into the trash cans or recycling bins that are in the public areas of the library. Recycle when you can and place non-recyclable garbage in trash cans.
- Your attention to this matter will also help prevent cross-contamination of McCain's blue recycling bins and bags. Remember - BLUE means recycle (not trash to the landfill).
- Drinks must be in covered, spill-proof containers or capped bottles. Empty any liquids into bathroom sinks before discarding or recycling cups. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Also, please report accidental spills to the circulation desk as soon as possible so that they can be addressed quickly.
- Meals should not be brought into the library unless completely covered and then taken back out again.
- We really do not think public computers, books and communal furniture mix well with bananas, oranges, cream cheesy bagels, chips, yogurt, pizza, ice cream, cereal, etc.
- No food or drinks are permitted in the Ground Floor Media Viewing Rooms or in Archives and Special Collections areas.
- Do not leave food in a library carrel. Any food left unattended may be discarded by library staff.
- Exceptions to this policy are possible for special events such as during Alumnae Weekend when food and drinks are cleaned up quickly and removed from McCain Library.
Thank you for your assistance in preserving library facilities and resources for current and future students.