Using the Library

COVID-19 Update For 2022

Per Gonzaga University's Return to In-Person Instruction Guide 2021: The Chastek Library is closed to the general public. This is subject to change dependent on Gonzaga University's Return to Campus Operations guidance from the City of Spokane, Spokane County, and State of Washington.

Attorneys seeking access can find the Affiliate Access Zagcard Application (AAC) here.

Access Policy

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 below.

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.


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