Q. Can I eat or drink in the library?


You can have hot and cold drinks and cold food in the amber and green study zones in the library but we do not allow hot food anywhere in the libraries. 

Cafe Cadman is located is in the entrance to the Thompson Library serving COSTA coffee; with a range of fantastic cakes, snacks and sandwiches available to purchase.

Vending Machines and Water Dispenser are also available 24/7 in the Ground Floor of Thompson Library, Stoke.

More details of study zone areas in our libraries are included below.

Red Zone: 

Silent study areas, Hot/cold drinks are permitted, but no food.

Amber Zone: 

Quiet study areas, Hot/cold drinks and cold food are permitted.

Green Zone:  

Group study areas, Hot/cold drinks and cold food are permitted.


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  • Last Updated 04 May, 2020
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  • Answered By Library Operations

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