Introduction to Foley

How can the library help me?

The library wants to help you succeed as a student! Some of the resources we offer:

  • Friendly librarians are available to help with research, assignment guidance, or citation management
  • 24/7 online chat for research assistance when you need it
  • One-on-one librarian appointments with online scheduling
  • Librarian curated Research Help by Topic to help you get started in your research
  • Over 300 Databases available 24/7, on and off campus, with access to full text articles, eBooks, primary sources, streaming movies, e-audio books, and music
  • Study space zoned for sound with areas for collaborative, quiet, and silent study.
    - Find your zone
  • The Writing Center and Learning Studio for one-on-one tutoring located in Foley Center
  • Need a phone charger? Calculator? White board? Video camera? An assortment of equipment is available at the circulation desk for checkout 
  • The Rare Books Room, a peaceful and quiet place to study or reflect  
  • Feeling stressed at finals or midterms? Come pet a visiting therapy dog to de-stress or check out a movie, puzzle or game 
  • Confused by the library lingo? or overwhelmed by resources we offer? Remember the librarians are here to help you navigate, we are just a chat, call, or visit away! 
    - Contact Us

Research assistance is always available at the Foley information desk.  For in-depth research, you can also schedule a one-on-one research appointment with one of our librarians, and you can chat with us 24/7, call, or email

Your Zagcard is your library card, and your building access card after we close to the general public, please see the hours page for more details.


Physical items (books, DVDs, CD's etc.) that are unavailable or are not owned by the Gonzaga Libraries in Spokane can be requested through Summit or Interlibrary Loan borrowing by current Gonzaga students, staff, faculty, and emeritus.

Articles not available through Foley Library can be requested via Interlibrary Loan. 

Summit Borrowing and ILL

ILL Account Login


Our online library catalog, Primo, is your one stop search system for finding millions of online, full text, streaming and print resources.  Primo includes much (but not all) of the content from our 352 databases, Primo is a great place to start your research. 


Gonzaga students faculty and staff have full complimentary access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. 

Please see our page on Newspapers for more details.

You can send print jobs from a library computer, or from your personal device by logging into our Wireless Print system.

Print jobs can be released at any of the four student printers on the main floor of the library, including one in our atrium that you can access 24 hours a day with your Zagcard.  Additional printers are also available at locations around campus, more information is available on the MyGU Student Printing page. 

You will need your Zagcard with you the first time you use a printer on campus.


All campus printing is paid through Bulldog Bucks.  You will need your Zagcard with you the first time you use a printer on campus.


Regular Semester Hours: During the week (Sunday through Thursday), we are open until 2 am.  Please check our hours page for current hours, and up to date weekend and holiday hours.


We offer quiet and not so quiet study space, to accommodate different styles of study and student preferences.  Our third floor study space is designated for silent study; we also have color-coded zones for quiet study (whispering), group study (chatting), and designated areas for cell phone conversations.

Study Zones in Foley
If your professor tells you they have an item on course reserve, you can check for that in Primo too, through the Course Reserves Search.  Most course reserves can be checked out at the circulation desk. 

We have student access computers on the lower level, main floor, and second floor.  For a complete list of software available and policies take a look at our guide to Technology at Foley.
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