Food & Drinks

Subject to the exceptions listed below,

  • hot and cold drinks that have a lid or a cap are permitted in the library.
  • cold sandwiches and snacks are also allowed.

Foods such as pizza, soup, burritos, and hot sandwiches should be eaten elsewhere. 

Please avoid bringing foods into the library that are odorous, greasy, or noisy when eaten.


  • No food or beverages are permitted in the Rare Book Room and the George Wythe Room.

  • The delivery of food to the library by outside vendors is prohibited, except for catered events that have been approved by the library administration.

Drinks and snacks are allowed at W&M-provided computer stations, but anyone responsible for damaging computer equipment is liable for repair or replacement costs.

Do not leave trash on tables or carrels. Trash cans and recycling bins are provided throughout the library.

Please take care of small spills immediately, and report larger ones to library staff right away so the spills can be cleaned up.