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Policies vary by library (see below). In most libraries, water and other beverages are allowed if contained in a covered, spill-proof container; however no beverages are permitted near computers.
Babbidge (Storrs): Hot foods are not allowed, however we do allow some foods, like sandwiches, packaged foods, and vending-machine type candy, chips, and snacks. Acceptable beverages to have in the library are covered and spill-proof, such as travel mugs with lids and bottles with screw-on tops. No foods or beverages are permitted around public computers, video viewing stations, printers, or microform reader/printers, or in any areas posted “No Food or Drink” regardless of the type of container.
Avery Point: Water and other beverages are allowed if contained in a covered container, however beverages are not permitted near the computers.
Hartford: Snacks and covered beverages are allowed as long as they are not near computers or any electronic equipment. Do not bring food or drinks near public computers, scanners, printers, or in any locations posted “No Food or Drink”.
Stamford: Food is not allowed in the library; water and other beverages are allowed in covered containers. No beverages are permitted near the computers. Food can be eaten in the campus concourse outside the library.Waterbury: Snacks and covered beverages are allowed as long as they are not near computers or any electronic equipment. Meals can be consumed in the lobby outside the library.