Loyola University Chicago

Information Commons

Food and Drink Policy

We recognize that our users spend many hours in the Information Commons (IC) and may enjoy an occasional beverage or snack while studying. We appreciate your help in keeping the IC clean, minimizing the risk of damage to books and equipment, and preventing undesirable insects and pests.

Drinks and small snacks are permitted in most areas of the IC. Drinks must be in spill-proof containers, such as bottles with lids or travel mugs. Meals are not permitted in any part of the IC.

Food is not allowed in the following areas:

  • Digital Media Lab and/or Studio
  • Quiet Reading Room

Examples of Permitted Food

  • granola bars, candy, bagels, dried fruit, and chips

Examples of Prohibited Food

  • pizza, fries, salads, ice cream, or messy foods

Cleaning Up

Please leave your study area clean for the next person. Throw away bottles and containers and wipe up any spills (all restrooms have paper towels). Alert IC staff members for assistance.

Individuals not following these guidelines will be reminded of the policy and asked to take their food or drinks outside the IC.

Policy Revision History
Approved: IC Steering Committee, December 2007
Updated: IC Steering Committee, July 2011