Food and Drink Guidelines

The Bellevue College Library Media Center permits the consumption of beverages carried in covered containers and individual snack-size food items, except in designated areas.

All other foods and drinks are not permitted in the Library. Please leave no trace of your food and beverages by throwing away all related trash.

Designated areas where different policies are in place:

  • Near computer workstations: No food or drinks permitted
  • Silent Study Zone: No food permitted

Acceptable covered beverage containers include disposable coffee and soft drink cups with lids, plastic or glass bottles with twist-on lids, travel mugs, and sport-type water bottles. Lids should be kept on bottles and containers except when drinking.

Acceptable food items include individual snack-size containers of chips, cookies, candy, and other snack foods; candy bars, granola bars and power bars; small containers of finger foods (e.g., cut fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, string cheese), and small whole fruits, such as apples or bananas.

Unacceptable food items include anything that is hot, aromatic, potentially messy, or intended for consumption by more than one person (e.g., hot entrees, burgers, popcorn, French fries, pizza, noodles, sub sandwiches, burritos, tacos, soup, salads, large-size bags or packages of chips, crackers, cookies, doughnuts, etc.).

Last Updated June 27, 2022