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ACCESS POLICY

Chastek Library will be closed to the General Public beginning Saturday, May 11 due to major construction projects on the first and second floors.

We will reopen on Monday, August 26.

If you have legal research questions, please email:

Patrick Charles : Charles@gonzaga.edu

Ashley Sundin : Sundin@gonzaga.edu

Sharalyn Williams : WilliamsS2@gonzaga.edu

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Students, staff, faculty, and attorneys with affiliate cards are welcome to scan in and enter the library. Please be cautious when walking the first and second floors.

Please be aware that some collections, as well as the public access computer terminals, will be unavailable.


Chastek Library is open to the public Monday - Friday, 8am to 6pm**. You are welcome to visit us in-person to use our legal resources and materials. Public patrons must sign-in upon entering the library at the circulation desk and show a valid photo ID. You will be given a visitor's badge to wear during your visit which will need to be returned to the desk at the end of your stay.

You may be asked to leave the library if you fail to sign-in at the circulation desk and/or do not have a valid photo ID.

At 6pm, Monday - Thursday, the library will be cleared of all patrons and only GU card holders will be allowed to re-enter. 

**For additional hours, including weekends and holidays, please click here.

COMPUTER USE

Computers in the library’s lab are for the use of only Gonzaga students. One public internet computer is available for one, one hour session per day. In addition, a walk up computer with library resources is available for use. You may access the internet using your own laptop. Please ask at the circulation desk for the code to the law school’s guest wireless network.

REFERENCE

If you have questions or need help identifying and finding legal resources, you may ask the reference librarian located at the main desk on the first floor by the library front entrance. You may also call us at 509.313.3758.

The reference librarians may provide legal research assistance in finding legal resources; however, we cannot tell you what law applies to your situation or give you legal advice.

The Gallagher Law Library came up with common questions that a law librarian is unable to answer:

  1. What does this legal phrase/word mean?
  2. What statute or law applies in my situation?
  3. Could you explain this case to me?
  4. Can you help me fill out this form or tell me if I have filled it in correctly?

However, a librarian might be able to help you if you ask:

  1. Where would I learn what this legal term means?
  2. How do I find which law applies in my situation?
  3. Is there a book or article that talks about this case?
  4. Do you have a sample of this form that I could look at or copy?

OTHER LIBRARIES

Spokane County Law Library

1116 W Broadway Avenue
2nd Floor
Spokane, WA 99260

P: 509.477.3680

Kootenai County Law Library

324 W Garden Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

P: 208.446.1185

Chastek Library, Gonzaga University School of Law | 721 N. Cincinnati St. Spokane, WA 99220-3528 | 509.313.3758

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