As an integral part of the Gonzaga University School of Law, Chastek Library advances the instructional, research, and scholarly endeavors of the law school community and contributes to the development, management, and preservation of knowledge.


Chastek Library will be the “heart of the Law School.” We will evaluate, select, organize, and provide meaningful access to information resources that support the instruction, research, and service activities of Gonzaga University School of Law (Law School). We will engage with the Gonzaga Law community in their pursuit of knowledge by providing excellent tools and services for learning and research as well as teaching our user community how to locate, evaluate, and employ information. Finally, we will foster a safe and comfortable work environment for its users and staff.


We identify our values as characteristics that define our library and how we intend to operate on a daily basis as we pursue our vision.

  • We recognize users as our primary focus.
  • We are innovative and proactive.
  • We support self-education, learning, research, and scholarship.
  • We foster cooperation by sharing resources via local, national, and international networks.
  • We promote equity of access to information.
  • We value diversity.
  • We respect user privacy.
  • We value warmth and good humor.
  •  We defend intellectual freedom.
  • We value and sustain our human resources and support continuous professional development.