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Food & drink in the Library – University of Reading

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Food & drink in the Library

  • We do not allow any food to be consumed in the Library (except in the cafĂ©).  Please keep all food in closed containers inside your bag.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks may be taken to any area as long as they are in lidded containers.


  • Help us maintain a clean, tidy and pleasant environment where you can study effectively.
  • Don't risk damaging Library materials and fittings - for which you could have to pay - and deprive others of their use.
  • Let us direct limited resources to helping you find information and buying new material, not tidying up or replacing things.


  • Library staff may remove food and unlidded drinks found on tables.
  • You are liable to pay for repair or replacement of damaged Library materials or property.
  • The Director may enforce penalties, withhold Library facilities or exclude anyone whose behaviour is 'prejudicial to the proper conduct of the Library'.

Library rules: 14, 22-26

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