The rules on food and drink are based on feedback from users following a pilot in computer labs and libraries at Avery Hill and Greenwich Campuses from September to December 2012 and a user survey.

It forms part of the regulations you agreed to and signed when registering. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the rules on food and drink and to follow them.

The Drill Hall Library page on the use of library spaces provides information about what is allowed there.


  • Drinks and cold food allowed in designated study areas at Avery Hill and Greenwich libraries and open access computing areas.
  • Examples of permitted food: cold sandwiches/wraps, fresh fruit, grab-and-go cold-boxed food, salads.
  • Hot drinks in cartons with lids.

Not allowed

  • No food at all in designated silent study areas (Rooms 10_3004 at Greenwich and Room 040 at Avery Hill, Room A in Fry Lab).
  • No hot food at all in libraries or computer labs.
  • Examples of prohibited food: pizza, hamburgers, curries, noodles, fries, hot subs, McDonalds or any other smelly, greasy or messy foods.

All users are asked to

  • Adhere to the information on the signs in different areas of the libraries and computer labs you are using.
  • Place all packaging and food debris in the appropriate recycling bins provided.
  • Report any spillages to staff in person so that wipes can be provided.