However, we're hearing complaints about smells, trash -- especially in study rooms -- and sticky table surfaces. And we know that as the weather gets colder, the critter population will grow.
Please limit food brought into the library to drinks (with covers, of course), and small snacks.
Need a study break? Take the Drexel dining survey, and tell the university what you think of the food options on campus.
Taco Bell is on the survey, so if you love to eat cheesy gorditas while reading library books, here's your chance to say so.
Here’s a comment from a recent post on the Bookmark Café:
It's ridiculous. The place SMELLS terrible despite the cleaning schedule. We need an ID to swap both in AND out of the cafe, even when taco bell is closed (which doesn't make any sense). And coffee is the most practical addition to the 24-HOUR cafe. There’s a taco bell on 34th and walnut and at 30th street station! Why do we need one here? If anything, we need affordable coffee (like Dunkin Donuts). I mean, COME ON, it's a TWENTY-FOUR HOUR CAFE!
In response to a recent query about flies in Hagerty's lower level:
Of course you can take care of the flies. It may look bad, but fly traps work fine. Stop blaming food.
I want to eat lunch and study.
Thanks for the comment. I hear you. Eating while studying is convenient, and it can be annoying to have to take a break when you’re on roll. However, we simply can’t allow lunch in the main parts of the library. It causes too many problems, the worst of which include cockroaches, mice, and piles of greasy, smelly garbage. GROSS!
I’m wondering if making entry/exit through the bookmark cafe possible, allowing students to bring outside food into the cafe (via the cafe door) and having a manned circulation window in the bookmark cafe (as part of the main circulation desk where students can check out laptops, reserve materials, etc) would alleviate all the problems and complaints about [the food policy].
Thanks for your interesting idea.
I’m happy there’s no eating in the library.
Thanks for your comment. Although the food policy may seem inconvenient, there are many like you who prefer the no-meals atmosphere. And of course don’t forget that we do allow small wrapped snacks and covered beverages when they’re not near the computers. Here’s the food policy in detail.
As you may know, Hagerty Library has recently received many comments about its policy against meals in the building.