Food, Drink, & Noise Policy

Facility (Environment) Policies

It is in the interests of our community of users that the Robertson Library provide and ensure an environment conducive to reading, learning, collaborating, and studying.

In this light, the Library proper should provide:

  • an environment free of disruptive activity;
  • a scent-free environment (in keeping with the Scent Free Campus)
  • designated areas where group sessions can take place;
  • an environment clean from messy food stuffs and empty drink containers;
  • areas designed to enhance study and research activities.


Food and Drink Policy

Consumption of food or drink is permitted on a limited basis in the Library. However, beverages must be "lidded" or bottled, and food stuffs are restricted to finger foods such as sandwiches, apples, bars, cookies, etc. Smelly or messy foods are not permitted (e.g. fast foods such as pizza, burgers, etc.)

NOTE: Consumption of food or drink is not allowed in the Prince Edward Island Collection/University Archives room, the Media Centre, and near any area that houses microforms, audiovisuals, computers, or any other electronic equipment.

Please be considerate. Use our trash/recycling/compost bins to clean up after yourself. Please empty drink containers in washrooms before placing them in disposal receptacles.


Noise Policy

Disturbance or behaviour which interferes with the normal use of the Library is not acceptable. Examples of inappropriate behaviour include rowdiness, prolonged conversations or noise, abusive behaviour, loitering and obstruction of facilities or access.

Conversation is not permitted in designated quiet study areas (sunrooms on main and upper floors) and in individual study carrels.

Personal audio devices with earphones are permitted in the general Library provided volume is kept low. Ringers on cell phones should be silenced and their quiet use is restricted to the Library lobbies.

See the Study Zones floor maps for designation of Conversation, Collaboration, and Super-Quiet zones.

Date Created: April 2000
Last revision: November 18, 2018