Checking Out Materials

Checking Out and Renewing Materials

Materials are checked out and returned at the Circulation Desk. When checking out an item at the Circulation Desk you may be asked to present your valid Gonzaga University identification card. To have the Circulation Desk staff check out an item and deliver it to your office, simply call the Circulation Desk (509) 313-5792 or e-mail Kathy Basler. You may return borrowed items at the Circulation Desk or place them in interoffice mail to be routed to the library. You can also call the Circulation Desk to arrange for a library staff person to pick up materials from your office.

Most items may be renewed online. Login to your Primo account, and follow instructions to renew. You may also renew items in person or by calling the Circulation Desk (509) 313-5792. Items with holds or recalls cannot be renewed.

Should you have any question regarding circulation procedures or policies, contact Kathy Basler, (509) 313-3732.

Circulating Materials and Due Dates

Faculty members 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 one to three days.

These items include the following:

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

Other types of materials may be checked-out as follows:

  • Books (single-volume and two-volume sets only), circulate for one semester.
  • DVDs and videotapes circulate for three days.
  • Wireless mice, pointers, microphones, audiocassette players, VGA cords, and items needed for classroom presentations are available at the Circulation Desk and circulate for one day.
  • Headphones and a digital voice recorder circulate for one day.

Fees for Late Returns / Lost or Damaged Items

Faculty members are not charged late fees, but are responsible for the replacement cost for lost or damaged items.

Recalls and Holds

All items are subject to recall when requested by another patron. If you have an immediate need for an item that is checked out, you may initiate a recall by contacting the Circulation Desk. Alternatively, you or the Circulation staff may put a “hold” on an item ensuring you are next in line to check the item out when it is returned. You will be notified by e-mail when it is available.

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.

Contact Us

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721 N. Cincinnati St.
Spokane, WA 99220-3528
Circulation Desk: (509) 313-5792
Reference Desk: (509) 313-3758
Fax: (509) 313-5733