Circulation Desk

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 or at

Loan Periods

  • Audiobooks : 3 days
  • CDs : 7 days
  • Chargers, cell phone and computer : 2 hours
  • Headphones : 1 day
  • Extension Cords : 1 day
  • External DVD drives : 3 day
  • Judge robe and gavel : depending on event
  • Microphones and laser pointers : 2 hours
  • Monographs including New Titles : Semester-long
  • DVDs, popular and classified : 7 days
  • Study Aids : 2 hours

Materials That Do Not Checkout

  • *Primary materials (reporters, statutes, codes, etc.)
  • *Reference materials
  • *Periodicals and law reviews
  • *Multi-volume treatises
  • *Looseleaf materials
  • *Microforms

*Faculty may check out all library materials, including items that do not circulate to other patrons. The circulation period depends upon the type of item borrowed. Materials needed for academic purposes that are normally non-circulating may be checked out for 1 - 3 days.

Renewing Materials

Borrowed items may be renewed once. You may renew these items yourself by logging into your account in PRIMO. You may also renew items in person at the Circulation Desk, or by phone at 509-313-5792.

Recalls and Holds

All items are subject to recall. If you have an immediate need for an items 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 via email when your item is available.

Fees for Late, Lost, or Damaged Items

There are no late fees associated with overdue Chastek Library materials. Fees will be assessed for lost or damaged items including the price of the item and a $25 processing fee. The default fees for circulating materials at Chastek Library is $100 per item. Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have questions about a lost item fee on your account.

Replacement Fees for Reserve Items include:

  • Laptop Charger: $75
  • Miscellaneous Technology (headphones, external DVD drive, etc.): $75
  • Whiteboard: $25
  • Phone Charger: $25
  • Miscellaneous reserve items (crayons, markers, etc.): $5

Non-payment of fees for lost or damaged items 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.

Materials borrowed from Foley Library are subject to Foley Library policies.

Missing Books

If an item cannot be found on the shelf, please notify the Circulation staff, who will search for the item and notify you by e-mail regarding the outcome. If you need the material immediately, please ask the Reference staff for assistance in locating the information through other means.

Lost and Found

The Circulation Desk handles all materials checkouts, processes faculty reserves, and is home to the Gonzaga University School of Law's Lost & Found. If you misplace an item in the library or law school, please check at the Circulation Desk, or on the new Gonzaga University Lost & Found website, Pixit.