Prince Sultan University PSU
Policy Management System
Food & Drinks Policy

Policy Code: LB007
Policy Title: Food & Drinks Policy
Owner: Central Library
Responsible Office/Department: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Approved by: University Council
Date Created: 02 February 2017
Recent Review: 27 September 2023
Effective date:


Central Library’s Food & Drinks Policy is intended to protect the library’s materials, computer equipment, and furnishings, and to maintain a pleasant, clean, comfortable and inviting environment for users.


The reason behind the discouragement of bringing food and drinks inside the library is to protect research material and library equipment.


The purpose of this policy is to set guidelines to maintain the cleanliness of the library to provide an attractive and conducive environment for study.

The policy applies to all library users.


  • NO FOOD OR DRINK is allowed except WATER with the cap firmly intact on the bottle. We strongly encourage using sturdy and spill-proof containers for water.
  • Water in open containers, mugs, glasses, or cups without lids is not permitted.
  • Use utmost care when consuming water while using computers and other library materials.
  • We encourage library users to consume food and drinks in the cafeterias, restaurants and vending areas.
  • Immediately dispose of any trash into trash bin before you leave your place.
  • Deliveries of food from restaurants and cafes to libraries are not permitted.
  • Unattended food and drinks openly displayed on tables, study carrels and research rooms may be removed and discarded.
  • Clean up any spills right away or report to the cleaner.


Container: a pot to hold the food or drink

Drinks: an amount of liquid that is taken into the body through the mouth Food: anything that people eat to reduce hunger

Spill-proof container: a pot or food container that is designed to prevent spilling and is resistant to being spilled.

Sturdy: solid and strong that is difficult to break


The libraries at the Men’s and Women’s campuses are responsible for maintaining a clean environment by implementing the food and drink policy.

The policy will be shared with all stakeholders for its implementation.

The policy will be translated into Arabic for the understanding of Arabic speaking colleagues so that it can be well understood and implemented.

Users violating library regulations may be asked to leave the library.

Users violating library regulations may be asked to leave the library.