Food & Drink Policy

Okanagan College Library has a food and drink policy to ensure a comfortable and welcoming environment for all library users while protecting library material and equipment.  The policy applies in all OC campus libraries.

Snack food and drinks in covered containers may be consumed in study carrels, study rooms, 3rd floor (Kelowna), and in Penticton, Salmon Arm and Vernon soft seating areas. Food and drink are not allowed near computer workstations, other Library equipment or in the Special Collections room (Kelowna).   

  • Drinks that are in spill-proof containers or have secured lids Coffee Cup
  • Sandwiches and snack foods that do not disturb others
  • Open drink containers
  • Foods that may disturb others (hot, messy, strong-smelling or noisy foods, or foods known to cause severe allergic reactions)

Please dispose of waste in the recycling and waste containers provided.

Library staff members reserve the right to determine which food and drink items are acceptable within the Library.
PLEASE NOTE: Library staff will respond to complaints from other Library users regarding disruptive food consumption