Food and Drinks in the USC Libraries

The USC Libraries promote a welcoming environment that is conducive to study, research, and learning. The libraries permit eating and drinking in most spaces, though we ask library users to:

  • Limit food to tidy snacks
  • Bring drinks only in spill-proof containers
  • Always leave spaces clean for the next person

Full meals are not permitted in the libraries, and certain locations may require more limitations on food and drink to protect research materials and spaces. Library personnel and/or signage will indicate when this is necessary.

USC Libraries faculty and staff will ask anyone who does not follow these guidelines to comply and will ask anyone who does not comply to leave the library facility.