Food and Beverage

Approved May 5, 2020

In order to maintain a clean and hygienic environment and preserve the Library’s collection and facilities, Greenwich Library (the “Library”) does not permit food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, to be consumed in the Library, other than (i) water within a sealable container, or (ii) in areas specifically designated by the Library’s administration for such use, including the Library’s meeting rooms (which may be used in accordance with the Library’s Meeting Facilities Policy) or the café discussed below.

The Library may provide, through a concessionaire, a food and beverage area (the “café”) for the convenience of the Library’s staff, patrons, and visitors. The café shall be operated (a) pursuant to a contract between the Library and the concessionaire that has been approved by the Library’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”), and (b) under the supervision of the Library administration and the Board’s Buildings and Grounds Committee. The café shall be primarily financed by the concessionaire and privately donated funds, but shall not receive any material funding from the Library’s operating budget.

Replaces Food and Beverage
Approved April 20, 1999

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