I have discussed food in the library before, but I just found out last week that the Harold B. Lee Library is considering adding a cafe and eating area. I must admit I was pretty excited. It will take numerous approvals and buy-in from campus administrators, library security, and university food services (who would staff the cafe)–not to mention local librarians.
Food and beverages would not be allowed all over the library, however; food and drinks would be restricted to just the cafe area. The proposed area for the cafe is our Periodicals section which has comfortable chairs, tables for study, and a lot of natural light, so I think it would be ideal.
If food is in the library, is it better to be allowed everywhere in the library or just one area?