USM Libraries

Food and Drink Policy for Library Patrons

Food and Drink Policy for Library Patrons During a Pandemic

Portland & Gorham Libraries

  • Beverages and quick light snacks are permitted (piece of fruit, cereal bar, chips, etc.). Maintain at least 10 feet physical distance from others, with face covering back in place immediately after eating/drinking.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times when not partaking in a beverage or light snack.
  • It is strongly suggested you have your snack outside whenever possible.  In the Glickman Library, we also recommended the 1st floor Library Atrium or the 5th floor Glickman Café as places where you can enjoy a snack. 
  • Full meals are prohibited. Takeout and food delivery service is prohibited (the delivery driver will be turned away). 
  • Food and beverages are prohibited in the Osher Map Library and the Special Collections Department. 
  • Alcohol possession and consumption is not allowed in the library.
  • All patrons are expected to wipe down their seating area after use and dispose of containers and other trash in the trash receptacles provided.

Thank you for respecting your surroundings, others using the library, and helping keep the libraries clean and safe. 

Lewiston-Auburn Campus Library

  • Beverages are permitted. Maintain physical distance from others, face covering back in place immediately after drinking the beverage. 
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times when not partaking in a beverage. 
  • Snacks and meals need to be enjoyed elsewhere on the LAC campus. We recommend the 1st floor Cafe seating area down the hall from the Library or one of the lounge seating areas. 
  • All patrons are expected to wipe down their seating area after use and dispose of containers and other trash in the trash receptacles provided. 

Thank you for respecting your surroundings, others using the library, and helping keep the libraries clean and safe.