In response to student concerns about wanting quiet areas for study and reading, the library has established specific quiet zones in the building. There are also specific zones where talking and working in groups is encouraged so that individuals may collaborate with others. Please respect the study zone signs displayed on each floor of the building. If you have questions please review our Study Zones guide or contact a library staff member. Reviewed 10/2017
Brief, low-level phone conversations are allowed on the main floor only. Longer or higher volume calls, including the use of speakerphone or video conferencing, must be made outside the building, in the 24-hour atrium, or within one of the library’s Group Study Rooms (when no one in the group objects). Please take your belongings with you if you leave your study space.
All phones must be kept on silent or vibrate mode while inside the building. Text messaging is acceptable, as long as it does not cause a disturbance.
ALL MOBILE DEVICES
All devices, including laptops, tablets, and cell phones, should not be audible to others in any way. Headphones must be worn when viewing or listening to any media, and kept at a volume that does not disturb other library users.
“No messy, smelly or hot food”
In response to student needs, Foley Library allows beverages in covered containers and snack foods in the building. To protect our collections and building from harmful pests and damage, and to respect and not disrupt others, we do ask that certain foods not be brought into the building. Food that is smelly, messy or hot is not acceptable for consumption in Foley. Feel free to bring in snacks or sandwiches, but items such as fast food, full meals or delivered items are not appropriate.
When eating or drinking in Foley, please respect the building and those who are responsible for cleaning it by disposing of garbage and recyclable materials in appropriate containers. Please report any spills to a library employee.
In light of the above, the library has applied the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics to its food and drink policy.
Tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) are not allowed in any part of the Foley Center in accordance with University-wide policy.
Outdoor smoking within 25 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve enclosed areas is prohibited in accordance with state law.
Foley Center Library has two instruction labs, one on the Main Floor and one on the Lower Level.
Primary Purpose of the Library Instruction Labs: The primary purpose of the library instruction labs is for information literacy instruction or workshops taught by a librarian. When the labs are not in use for a library class or workshop, they are available for use by Gonzaga students for study and research.
Non-Library use of the Lower Level Lab: Library instruction labs are not available as a location for regular classes. However, other departments may schedule the Lower Level Lab for a class or workshop at the discretion of the Library Instruction Coordinator.
Instruction Labs Food Policy: The Food Policy for the library applies to the instruction labs. Covered beverages and snack foods are permitted. Hot, messy, or smelly food is not allowed.
To request a library instruction session, please fill out this form.
To inquire about use of the Lower Level Lab for purposes other than library instruction, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe the purpose of the event, the desired date and time, and the number of people expected.