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Guide for Library Services During COVID-19: Student Library Resources

Gonzaga Campus library closure information for students and faculty.

Library Services During COVID-19

This LibGuide is designed 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.

The library recognizes that this is a difficult and fluid situation for faculty and students. We know there will be questions from those who have been affected by Gonzaga's campus closure due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This guide has been set up to assist students and faculty with library information and resources.  

Following the Governor's Executive Order, the Foley Library building is closed

We are suspending in person services, but we continue to be available for online support and research needs.

Library Information

Foley Library -

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 ( or use our Research Question Submission Form. Most questions are answered within one business day.
  • Library Survival Guide: 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.  

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

  • Databases - Over 350 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.  

Check Out, Renewals, and Reserves

  • Following the Governor's Executive Order, the Foley Library building is closed, effective 3/25/20.
  • Due to the building closure, we are currently not accepting or processing requests for physical items.
  • Please return all materials to the external book drop (to the left of the main eastside entrance to the building), or the blue book drop in the basement of College Hall.
  • All Foley-owned due dates for undergraduate students have been extended to 5/09/20. 
  • We will not be charging overdue fees during this period. 
  • To contact Circulation, email or call 509-313-3813.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

  • Loan of physical materials via ILL is currently suspended until further notice. Requests for books and other physical media are not being accepted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • To borrow journal articles or book chapter scans from other libraries, use Interlibrary Loan
  • Contact Interlibrary Loan at 509-313-3824 or by emailing

Adobe Creative Cloud Access


Please refer to our Faculty page for more information.

If you have additional questions about library services or access to materials that are not addressed in this update, please contact your Liaison Librarian for assistance.  

Chat with a Librarian

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Peer Research Express!

Have a brief library question or just not sure where to start with your research? Meet with one of our Peer Research Advisors via Zoom. Peer Research Advisors are Gonzaga students who work at the library and are skilled in getting you to the right source of help. If one of our Peer Research Advisors can’t answer your question, they will refer you to someone who can.   


Simply drop in at the Zoom link during the following hours (all hours in PST):


Mon – Thurs, Noon – 7 pm


Peer Research Advisors will be waiting to field your questions beginning Monday, April 6, and continuing through Thursday, May 7.  

Library Contacts

Library Departments:

Circulation/Reserves: 509-313-5803,

Information Desk: 509-313-5931,

Interlibrary Loan, 509-313-3824,

ATAS: Academic Technology Application Support: 509-313-3972,


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


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