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Food and Drink Policy

Alamosa Public Library strives to provide a welcoming, comfortable environment where our customers can imagine, learn, and grow. By promoting responsible user behavior, this policy attempts to achieve a balance between our users’ social needs and the need to preserve our collections and maintain a clean and comfortable space for all users.

We ask that library users follow the guidelines listed below to ensure a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for all:

  • No food is permitted in the Library, except by special staff permission such as during Library programs and special events.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks in covered containers are permitted in all areas except public computer spaces and the Local History Room (spill proof cups, bottles with screw caps, travel mugs, sports bottles, soda cans, cups with a top, juice boxes, etc.).
  • No drinks are permitted near the Library’s public computers. Drinks must be safely stowed while patrons are using the computers.
  • No drinks are permitted in the Local History Room, due to the fragility and rarity of materials stored there. Drinks must be safely stowed while patrons use this space.

Patrons are asked to be considerate of others and clean up after themselves,  disposing of any food and drink-related trash before they leave. 

Approved by Library Board of Trustees

November 22, 2022

Food and Drink Policy (PDF)

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