The Peterborough Public Library strives to create a welcoming, clean, and comfortable environment for the public. To preserve library resources and protect library facilities, the Peterborough Public Library must regulate the consumption of food and beverages in public areas of the building.

  1. Snacks may be eaten in the library unless signs designate the area as a No Food Area. Appropriate snacks would be considered as those that do not leave stains or have a strong odour.
  2. Consuming beverages from lidded containers is permitted in the Library except where signs indicate that food and drink are not permitted.  
  3. Appropriate signs will be posted throughout the Library to clearly indicate those areas where eating and drinking are not permitted.
  4. Foods and beverages may be consumed in the Board Room, Multipurpose Room, FOL Community Room, Cafe area on the Mezz, and at special events. Catered meetings are permitted in these specific areas only.
  5. Library staff have the authority to determine if food and beverages meet the criteria outlined above.
  6. The consumption of prohibited and controlled substances is not permitted.



Approved by the Library Board on September 10, 2019