Food and Drink Policy
Our priority is to provide a clean environment for all Library users and we are working to create a pleasant environment that is conducive to study. In order to achieve this, a No Food and Drink policy is in operation at the Bill Bryson Library, Queen's Campus Library, Leazes Road Library and Business School Library, with the exception of cold bottled drinks. Palace Green Library enforces a No Food and Drink policy with no exceptions, due to the unique and exceptional nature of collections in the Library.
In the 2010-2011 academic year, we relaxed the food and drink policy on Level 2 of the Bill Bryson Library due to student feedback. The trial resulted in an unacceptable level of mess, litter and food waste. Allowing food and drink in the Library had a negative impact on those using the Library to study, as well as Library staff. At times the litter and food waste problem reached a point where it caused health and safety issues.
We understand there are few places available to consume your own food on the Mountjoy Site, but this is a University-wide issue. We are working closely with a number of other departments, such as University Catering, the Colleges Division and Durham Students' Union to find alternative solutions. A range of options will be in place in advance of the 2012 examination period.