Answered By: Judith (Customer Services Manager)
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2019     Views: 41

You can eat cold snacks on the ground floor of Cambridge and Chelmsford libraries.

Please keep this to cold snacks, no hot or messy food, please.

Please remember to clear up after yourself and put rubbish into the correct bin or take it home.


Why can't I have snacks in the library at Peterborough?

The Library is very near to alternative social spaces where you can study and eat.


What if I want a meal or hot, smelly or messy food?

At Cambridge: Try Helmore café, the Student Union, Open Access computing areas or seating around campus.
At Chelmsford: try the Rivermead cafe, The Link, 92 or other food outlets nearby the campus.

We want to create a positive study environment for all. This means having clear zones for things as not everyone wants others eating around them when they study.

Other people find hot, smelly and messy foods a distraction when they are studying and some people wanted to keep the library a completely food free place.


What if someone is disturbing me when I'm studying?

Whether its food, mess or noise on the upper floors or smelly, messy or hot food on the ground floor please let us know either in person or the text a talker service on:
At Cambridge text 0784 716 8896
At Chelmsford text 0750 725 5468