As a Gonzaga student in Canada, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Getting & returning library materials
- All articles are delivered electronically, but books are mailed to you, so plan accordingly. Mail delivery from the US to Canada can be slow! Allow 3-4 weeks for mail from Spokane to arrive.
- Overdue on arrival? It happens all the time; a library book arrives on your doorstep and it's already past the due date. If that happens, notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll give you additional time with the book.
- You are responsible for return postage.
- There are no overdue fines for book from Foley Library, but books borrowed through interlibrary loan do have overdue charges.
- You are responsible for replacement fees for books damaged or lost while in your possession.
- Always try to return books on time, but if you need a little more time or if there's a problem with the return, let us know.
Alternatives to the postal service
- If you will be visiting campus, we can hold materials here until you arrive. Just let us know when you will be on campus by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
- Occasionally you might be able to make arrangements for a book to be delivered or returned by your Gonzaga-based professors. This is "above and beyond the call of duty" for them and is entirely at the discretion of your professor! If you do make such an arrangement, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with the all the details.
Getting a Canadian Thesis or Dissertation
- You may want to check out the Theses Canada portal. You can search the database to find theses and dissertations from Canadian universities. If you limit your search to "Electronic Theses" you will be able to view the documents online or download them to your desktop. There are interlibrary loan and purchase options for documents that are not available electronically.
- Foley Library will request Canadian dissertations through interlibrary loan, but it may save time to try your local resources first. Why? Any Canadian thesis requested through interlibrary loan comes from the National Library of Canada. They mail it to us first and then we mail it to you. It can take weeks! For this reason, we encourage you to give the Theses Canada Portal a try. You might also want to check your local library's policies for ordering Canadian dissertations.
Finding Articles about Canadian Research or in Canadian Journals
To limit a database search to retrieve articles from Canada or in Canadian journals, enter Canad* as a search term. Canad* tells the database to search for Canada and Canadian at the same time. To see what this type of search looks like click here.