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Library Resources & Reopening Updates During COVID-19: Updated Information

Gonzaga Campus library closure information for students and faculty.

Library Services During Reopening Process

This Guide has been set up to provide you with additional information on Library operations and services at this time.  Our library staff are available to assist you and we encourage you to refer to our online information and services which are available remotely.  We will update this guide as necessary.

Research Support

Research Assistance
  • Research Guides are available online to help you start your research on any subject taught here at Gonzaga.
  • Contact the subject liaison librarian for you area of study if you need in-depth assistance.  
  • Make an Appointment: You can schedule an appointment to speak with a librarian on the phone or online via Zoom.
  • Email A Question -  Contact the Foley library at any time via email (foley-refdesk@gonzaga.edu) or use our Research Question Submission Form. Most questions are answered within one business day.
  • Library Survival Kit: a quick-start guide to online resources at Foley, geared towards students.
  • Information Desk: Call 509-313-3813 for library questions, renewals or general questions about using the library.  
  • Quick Questions: Chat is available 24/7 - If you have questions about using the library, please contact the library via our chat service using the box on the right.  
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

We have resumed all Interlibrary Loan borrowing services.  Lending services are available to other libraries as staffing and time permits.   

To borrow physical items, journal articles or book chapter scans from other libraries, login to our Interlibrary Loan request system.
If you have questions or need assistance contact Interlibrary Loan at 509-313-3824 or by emailing ill@gonzaga.edu.

 

Accessing E-Resources: Databases, E-Journals, and E-books

 

Databases - Over 300 research databases are available from the library home page. Off-campus access requires a GU username and password and multi-factor authentication to log in.

If you are having trouble logging in, contact the Gonzaga IT Department at 509-313-5550.

Foley Library Information

Foley Library is now open to the public and continues to serve the Gonzaga community.  Most normal services have resumed. 

Visiting Foley Library

While we are now able to welcome the Gonzaga and greater Spokane community into the library.  The building is open to the public from 8am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, for up to date weekly hours please reference our Hours Page.

Visitors to Foley Library are not required to show proof of vaccination except at certain pre-specified events or activities.

Members of the general public will be required to call the circulation desk at 509-313-5803 to be let into Foley.

The Foley Library allows certain food and drinks in designated areas.  
Allowed:
•    Beverages in covered containers
•    Snack foods and cold sandwiches

Covid-19 Protocols

Hand sanitizer and cleaning materials continue to be available throughout the library.

Check Out, Renewals, and Reserves

Holds may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. We also offer self-check inside the building.

As always, we do not charge overdue fees. Lost items fines will be waived once materials are returned.
Please return all materials to the external book drop (to the left of the main east side entrance to the building), or the blue book drop in the basement of College Hall.

If you are unable to return materials in person, please mail them to the following address:

Foley Library
Attn: Circulation Department
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258

If you are unable to return items in person or via mail, please contact Circulation at circulationdesk@gonzaga.edu or by calling 509-313-5803.

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Library Contacts

Library Departments:

Circulation/Reserves: 509-313-5803, circulationdesk@gonzaga.edu

Information Desk: 509-313-5931, foley-refdesk@gonzaga.edu

Interlibrary Loan, 509-313-3824, ill@gonzaga.edu

ATAS: Academic Technology Application Support: 509-313-3972, atasupport@gonzaga.edu

 

If you have any general questions about library services, please contact Laura Hutton, Head of User Services, at hutton@gonzaga.edu or by calling 509-313-3813.

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