Food & Beverages Beverages in spill-proof containers are permitted in the library except in the reading rooms on levels 2 and 3 and in equipment areas. Hot food and food that requires utensils is not permitted. Essentially cold snacks are allowed, but meals must be consumed outside the library. Food and drinks are not allowed in equipment areas, the computer classroom, library stacks, or either of the two reading rooms. If you spill, please clean up your mess. Restrooms on every level have paper towel dispensers. Please follow these simple rules and do not force us to become food and drink police. Not many libraries allow food or drink of any kind, because the potential for damage to the books and computers is great. Because we want to make your study time as comfortable as possible, we are stretching the rules. We need your cooperation to keep this up.