Using the Library

Access Policy

To ensure that the Chastek Library facilities and services are fully available to the Gonzaga Law School community, the Chastek Library observes a very limited access policy which is fully enforced at all times that the Chastek Library is open.

As a general rule, the Chastek Library allows access to the Gonzaga University community, which includes Gonzaga law students, faculty, staff, and University of Washington medical school students. There are two exceptions:

  1. Attorney Affiliate Program – The Chastek Library allows licensed attorneys access to the law school building and library. Attorneys seeking access via the Attorney Affiliate Program can find the application at:

  1. Federal Depository Collection Access – The Chastek Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)Access to the Federal Depository Collection entitles members of the general public to use those publications received through the FDLP only; it does not entitle the general public to use the Chastek Library’s general collections, services, or physical space. Once the user has completed their use of the federal depository documents, they are required to leave the Chastek Library promptly. Please note that the Chastek Library receives only a very small portion of federal depository materials.   

Computer Use

Computers in the Chastek Library are for exclusive use by Gonzaga students. Visitors in the Chastek Library may access the Gonzaga wireless network using their own laptop computers. 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 reference desk on the first floor of the Chastek Library. You may also call the reference desk at 509.313.3758.

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

Other Libraries

Spokane County Law Library
Spokane County Courthouse 
1116 W Broadway Avenue2nd Floor
Spokane, WA 99260509.477.3680