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Library food and drink policy

Edinburgh University Libraries' food and drink policy is intended to prevent damage to Library items, equipment, furniture or premises, and to provide an environment respectful of all students' study needs. Policies vary among library locations. 

Main Library:  
  • Covered drinks are allowed throughout the library.
  • Eating is only allowed on ground floor foyer (excl. PC desks). No hot food is allowed anywhere in the library.    
 
Western General Hospital:
  • Covered drinks are allowed throughout the library.
  • Eating is allowed anywhere in the library. No hot food is allowed anywhere in the library.    
 
Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library:
  • Covered drinks are allowed throughout the library. 
  • Eating is allowed between the 1st and 3rd floors. Hot food is only allowed in the café area.    
 
Veterinary, Royal Infirmary, Moray House and ECA Libraries
  • Covered drinks are allowed throughout the library.
  • No food is allowed anywhere in the library.    
 
Law and New College Libraries:
  • Bottled water only; no other drinks.
  • No food is allowed anywhere in the library.