Eating in the Santiago Canyon College Library is prohibited. Drinks are allowed on a limited basis, as outlined below. Regardless of this policy, drinks continue to pose a potential risk to Library collections, equipment, and furnishings. With that in mind, we ask Library users to act in a responsible manner when consuming drinks in the facility.
Drinks in containers with lids are permitted in all areas of the Library.
Containers that are allowed in most areas of the Library include the following:
- Travel mugs;
- Screw top water bottles;
- Screw top soda bottles; and
- Disposable cups with tight-fitting lids.
Enforcement of the Food and Drink Policy
We strongly prefer that our users police themselves and abide by this policy, which has been designed to balance the needs of the Library with the convenience of our patrons. However, if a Library staff member does observe an infraction, that staff member will inform the offending party of this policy and ask that they desist, relocate or leave the building. Users who refuse to adhere to this policy after being notified by a Library staff member will be reported to Campus Safety & Security.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is eating prohibited in the Library?
Food attracts mice, rats, cockroaches, ants, silverfish, and other insects. These unwanted guests not only destroy library materials, they can pose a health hazard to library users and staff.
By prohibiting food, we limit the chances of pest infestation and damage, and our custodial staff can much more easily keep the building clean.
What Should I Do If I Encounter Or Create a Spill?
We understand that, even with the utmost care, an occasional spill will occur. Should a spill occur, request a “Spill kit” at the following Library service points:
Circulation Desk (first floor)
Information Desk (first floor)
Service Desk (second floor)