Library Food & Drink Policy
- In order to maintain energy levels while studying, visitors to the Library may bring small, odourless food items in the following two, main floor spaces: The Library Lobby (adjacent to the Service Desk) and The Huron Commons. Food is not permitted in areas where physical library materials are present (e.g., the Reading Room, the Stacks, the Mezzanine).
- Drinks are permitted throughout the Library, but must be in spill-proof containers with lids.
- Food will be permitted in the Library for University functions held in our spaces, as well as in staff-only areas.
What is not permitted?
- No hot foods or foods with strong odours are permitted.
- Food is not permitted where either physical library materials or information technologies are present (e.g., computer workstations, collaborative technology tables).
- Food is not permitted in group study rooms.
- Accidents happen. Please report any spills to Library staff promptly.
- As a courtesy to others, please dispose of waste in the appropriate receptacles in either the Library Lobby, or in the corridor outside the main entrance of the Library.
Library visitors in violation of the Food & Drink Policy may be asked to: discard their food; store it out of sight (e.g. in a bag or knapsack); and/or, to leave the Library. Thank you for doing your part to help us maintain a clean, welcoming study environment for all students.
Library Collection Policy
The library collection at Huron supports the students’ learning experiences by making available materials that can help with background readings and essay writing. Selecting new materials to be added to the library collection is a collaborative effort involving the faculty and the library staff. The faculty is largely responsible for recommending the acquisition of publications within their areas of expertise, while the library is responsible for monitoring and coordinating the development of the collection as a whole. Purchase requests can be based on material found in catalogues, reviews, etc., and can be sent to Melissa Rapp, or dropped off in the library at the Acquisitions Office.
Faculty can also be set up with a personal profile with one of our book providers, based on courses offered and research interests. This generates a search in their database of new publications at regular intervals and the results will generate an email with a link to these publications. Recommendations for purchase can be made from these. If you are interested in this, please contact Melissa Rapp and she will, in consultation with you, set up a profile for you.