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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I eat, drink or use my cell phone in the Library?

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Lisle Campus

Food and beverages are allowed in the Library as long as these guidelines are followed:

  • All beverages must be in containers with secure lids or caps.
  • Personal servings of snack foods are allowed in covered, sealed containers on the second and third floors only.
  • All wrappers, cups and containers should be taken with you or discarded in appropriate trash containers when you leave. Clean up any spills or messes.

Full meals and take-out are not permitted in the Library. If inappropriate items are brought into the Library, the Library staff will ask you to remove them. 

Food or beverages are not allowed inside the Archives (Kindlon 029). There is a table located outside the entrance to the Library in the lower level of Kindlon where you can temporarily leave food and beverages.

Cell phones and pagers should be turned off or set to low/non-audible signals. Incoming oroutgoing calls are only allowed in the Phone Zone in the West Stairwell.

For more information, see the Library's Food, Beverage and Noise Policy.

Springfield Campus

Covered drinks and non-messy snacks are allowed.

It is permissible to take or make calls on cell phones but they must be set to silent in the Library.