The Circulation Desk is your main contact for general information about the library. For questions regarding library hours or policies, or if you need assistance while using the library, please contact the Circulation Desk at 509-313-5792.
Policies & Procedures
ReserveReserved materials are heavily used items. Many law professors place past exams and course materials on faculty reserve. High use study aids, hornbooks, and selected legal treatises are also found on reserve. The standard loan period for reserve materials is two hours. Please ask for these items at the Circulation Desk.
Print out the Reserve Input Form and bring to the Circulation Desk along with the items you wish to place on reserve.
Lost & FoundA Lost & Found box is located at the Circulation Desk. If you misplace an item in the library or law school, please check at the Circulation Desk.
Requested MaterialsItems put on hold through Chester (the library’s catalog), via telephone request, or received in response to an interlibrary loan request, are placed at the Circulation Desk for pickup.
Access for Individuals with DisabilitiesThe Circulation staff is available to assist persons with disabilities in accessing materials and services in the library. For assistance, or to make suggestions regarding access to the library, please contact the staff at the Circulation Desk. For more information regarding the library’s “Access for Persons with Disabilities” policy, click here.
Non-Circulating MaterialsMost materials owned by the library are high-use items needed for legal research and do not circulate. Non-circulating items include the following:
- Primary materials (e.g., reporters, statutes and codes)
- Reference materials
- Reserve materials
- Periodicals and law reviews
- Multi-volume treatises
- Looseleaf materials
Circulating MaterialsCirculating items include the following:
- Books (single-volume and two-volume sets only) shelved on the third floor and on the New Book Shelf, circulate for one semester
- Reserve materials, shelved behind the Circulation Desk, circulate for use within the Library for two hours
- DVDs and videotapes circulate for three days
- Wireless mice, pointers, microphones, audiocassette players, VGA cords, and other items needed for classroom presentations are available at the Circulation Desk and circulate for two hours
- MAC and PC adapters/chargers, available at the Circulation Desk, circulate for two hours.
- Digital voice recorder, available at the Circulation Desk. Please contact the Circulation supervisor for checkout period
- Headphones, available at the Circulation Desk, circulate for one day
- VCR player for VHS tapes, circulates as needed
Checking Out MaterialsA valid Gonzaga University identification card serves as your library card and must be shown to check out materials.
Renewing MaterialsBorrowed items may be renewed once. You may renew these items yourself by following the “My Account” link in Chester, the library’s catalog (detailed instructions). You may also renew items in person at the Circulation Desk or by phone at 509-313-5792.
Recalls and HoldsAll items are subject to recall. If you have an immediate need for an item that is currently checked out, please contact the Circulation Desk. Alternatively, you or the Circulation staff may put a “hold” on an item ensuring you are next in line to borrow the item when it is returned. You will be notified by e-mail when your item is available.
Missing MaterialsIf an item cannot be found on the shelf please notify the Circulation staff. A search is conducted and you are notified by e-mail regarding the outcome. If you need the material immediately, please ask the Reference staff to help locate the information through another means.
Fees for Late, Lost, or Damaged ItemsLate fees for overdue library materials are assessed as follows:
- Books: $0.25/day
- Videotapes and DVDs: $1/day
- 1 & 2 hour reserve: $1/hour
- 1 & 3 day reserve: $10/day
- Overdue items recalled or on hold by others: $1/day
- ILL items: $1/day
- Fee assessed for a lost or damaged item includes the price of the item and a $25 processing fee
Non-payment of outstanding fines may result in placement of a Banner hold on your student record. A Banner hold blocks your ability to request a transcript, receive grades, get a diploma, or register for classes. The hold is lifted after payment is received.