Cornell University

Catherwood Library

Catherwood Library, Ives Hall, 607-255-5435

Beverage, Food, and Cell Phone Policy

Students working in Catherwood Library


  • Beverages may not be consumed in the Kheel Center.
  • Beverages may be consumed in the Catherwood Library. However, they must be in approved, spill-proof containers. Approved containers include travel mugs with lids, sports bottles that have spill-proof tops, and disposable cups with secure lids.


  • Food consumption is not permitted in Catherwood or the Kheel Center. This is necessary to protect the Library's collections, furnishings, and equipment from damage.

Cell Phones

  • Please be courteous in your use of cell phones in the library. Refrain from phone conversations in quiet zones and have your ringer turned off while in the library.