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Library Resources & Reopening Updates During COVID-19: Student Library Resources

Gonzaga Campus library closure information for students and faculty.

Library Services During Reopening Process

As Foley Library resumes in-person services for the 2020-21 academic school year, this LibGuide 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.


Library Information

Foley Library -

Check Out, Renewals, and Reserves

  • As of 1/25/21, our spring term hours are in effect. We offer curbside pickup in the Foley Atrium. We also offer self-check inside the building.
  • Face coverings must be worn and social distancing signage observed at all times in the building.
  • As of 12/28/20, our winter break hours are in effect. We offer self-checkout and curbside pickup inside the library (at the Check Out Desk). Spring building hours will begin Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
  • As of 09/01/20, our fall semester building hours are in effect. We continue to offer curbside pickup of library materials in the atrium.
  • 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 eastside 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 or by calling 509-313-5803.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

  • As of 9/01/20, loaning of physical materials has resumed.
  • To borrow physical items, journal articles or book chapter scans from other libraries, use Interlibrary Loan
  • Contact Interlibrary Loan at 509-313-3824 or by emailing

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. 


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.  

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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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