Food and Drink Policy

James A. Gibson Library




Food and Drink Policy


In the interest of providing a comfortable and positive learning atmosphere for our users, the James A. Gibson Library and Matheson Learning Commons allow for the consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages in most areas. To maximize the continuing value of our collections, equipment, furnishings, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Allowable areas: At the computers; study tables; chairs; study carrels; group study rooms, Classroom B; Consultation Room; Learning Centre; Career Resource Centre.
  • Non-allowable areas: Special Collections and Archives; Classroom A (beverages only).  
  • Non-allowable items: Hot food and open drinks. Deliveries of food are prohibited. Authorized deliveries for sponsored events are not subject to this policy.
  • Please dispose of trash in the refuse baskets or recycling bins.

Please report spills and/or waste issues to staff. Anyone who does not respect this policy will be asked to dispose of the non-allowable food or beverages or to leave the building. 

Thank you very much for your cooperation in maintaining our facility and in reducing litter.

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