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Food, Drink, and Cell Phone Use

The Berntsen Library seeks to balance the preservation of the collections and equipment with the comfort of our patrons. In accordance with this goal, we ask the following:

  • Use only covered beverage containers.
  • Computers or other electronic equipment is easily damaged by food and drink. Please do not consume food or beverages at any table or carrel that has a computer or other electronic equipment on it, including those in the Listening and Viewing Center.
  • Food consumption in the classrooms is defined by the instructor.

To help maintain an environment that is conducive to quiet study and research, cell phones should be used only in areas where conversations do not disturb others (lobby, enclosed stairwells). Please silence cell phone ringers in all study areas.