Catering Information

University Catering is the preferred caterer of University Libraries and the operator of the Thompson Library’s Berry Café and 18th Avenue Library’s Terabyte Café. For catered events, a 15% site fee, paid directly back to University Libraries, will be charged and added to all food and beverage orders.  

Other Approved Caterers

If a request is made for use of another caterer, the request and approval must be in writing. An 18% site fee, paid directly back to University Libraries, will be charged and added to all food and beverage orders. The caterer will be required to sign the University Libraries Catering Agreement.  

PLEASE NOTE: The university has an exclusive beverage contract with the Coca-Cola Company that must be complied with in any facility at The Ohio State University.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at University Libraries locations. Requests for exceptions, however, can be made by completing the Authorization to Serve Alcohol Request Form. The requesting department must provide the signed Authorization to Serve Alcohol Request Form to University Libraries at least one week prior to the event.

More information can be found on University Catering's event planning website.