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Food, Drink and Amenities
There are numerous facilities on campus for food and drink, to eat in or take out.  The Charles Seale-Hayne Library has a cafe, vending machines and water dispensers.

Food and Drink Policy

The following food and drink is allowed in the library.

 Not Allowed
 Cold drinks (non-alcoholic): Canned, bottled or covered
 Hot food
 Covered hot Drinks     
 Cold snacks

Hot food and uncovered drinks purchased from the Library Cafe are permitted only in the cafe 

Only still bottled water is permitted near computer equipment providing care is taken.

Please ensure you:

  • take reasonable steps to avoid spillage
  • leave all surfaces clean
  • place all rubbish in the bins provided
  • use recycling facilities where available
  • report any accidental spillage immediately
  • take note of signage indicating designated areas and permissions


A cafe is situated on Level 1 of the Library, standard opening times are 08:30 - 16:00 Monday to Friday. However, these may change or be extended.

Vending machines 

Drinks and snacks can be purchased from vending machines located on Level 1 and 2 in the library. Drinks can also be purchased from vending machines in the foyer on Level 0. Please note: refunds are dealt with by Plymouth University Catering Services only. To apply for refunds customers should email catering@plymouth.ac.uk .The library does not deal with any lost monies from vending machines.

Water dispensers

Free water dispensers can be found at the following locations:

  • Level 0 opposite the lift
  • Level 1 opposite the lift 
  • Level 2 opposite the lift
  • Level 3 in the quiet study room 


Toilets are located on all levels of the Library - at least one on each floor can be used by people with disabilities


Modified 12/03/2020