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Food and Drink Policy

  • Food and drink are allowed in all public areas and on all floors of the Sherrod Library except where specified locally. Specific units within the building will have different rules. For instance, food and drink are prohibited in the Archives of Appalachia.  

  • Keep the library clean and Leave no Trace. Clean up your own trash. Trash cans and recycling bins are provided throughout the building. 

  • Promptly report spills or other mishaps you can’t immediately address. Call 423-439-4303, text 423-781-0863, or inform AskUs Desk staff, Sherrod Library, 1st floor. 

  • Meeting/Instruction Room reservations may include catered events. These require prior communications and discussion of details with the Sherrod Library Administration. ( Those who made the reservations are responsible for post-event clean-up of the spaces: Trash & recycling in the appropriate receptacles and all remaining food/drink removed from the library. 

  • Apart from catered events, please meet your individual food deliveries outside the main entrance or in the 1st floor entry area.  Don’t have delivery staff trying to find you in the building.  

  • Consuming drinks at computers, scanners, and printers is discouraged.  

Sherrod Library Food and Drink Policy

Last Approved: March 23rd, 2023

Workgroup Members:

  • David Atkins (Dean)
  • Blair Jones (Associate Dean)
  • Library Management Group

Contact Information

Library Administration

Sherrod Library Room 417

Phone: (423) 439-4337


Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Map showing location of Library Administration