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Chastek Library is open to the public and you are welcome to visit us in person to use our legal resources and materials.

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 legal 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?


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



Information on this guide was supplemented by a research guide from Gallagher Law Library

Library Hours

Library hours can be found at

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