Food & Beverage Policy

This policy provides guidance for Atlanta University Center students, faculty, staff and visitors regarding the consumption of beverages and food while in the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.  The following guidelines are provided to maintain a clean and healthy learning environment. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the Library building and anywhere on Library property.  Beverages in sturdy, covered containers may be brought into most areas of the AUC Woodruff Library, but NOT in the:

  1. Archives Research Center nor the
  2. Technology Design Studio Presentation Practice and Audio/Video Editing Studios.

Snack food, such as candy bars, whole fruit, chips and pretzels, may be carried / consumed in most areas of the Library, but NOT in the:  

  1. Archives Research Center nor the
  2. Technology Design Studio Presentation Practice and Audio/Video Editing Studios.

Items purchased in the Woodi Café (salads, sandwiches, yogurts, fruit cups, etc.) and all other carry-out, prepared food items can only be consumed in the Woodi Café seating area beneath the entry stairs.

Librarians, instructors or faculty conducting classes or meetings in the Library may prohibit or limit the consumption of food and beverages during their class or meeting times.

Library staff and security officers are authorized to take possession of any non-compliant food or beverage items and items being consumed in unauthorized areas of the Library.  Non-compliance may result in an individual’s removal from the Library premises.

Smoking is prohibited in the Library building and within 20 feet of its exterior.

Any policy exceptions, in the case of special events and other extraordinary circumstances, must be approved by Library administration.

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is your Library—your place to learn, study, research, collaborate and interact. Help us keep it sanitary, comfortable and safe for all members of the Atlanta University Center community. 

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the security services manager at 404.978.2108 or librarysecurity@auctr.edu.