Borrowing Policy for Undergraduate Students

Policy Summary

Borrowing policy for GU undergraduate students, dual enrollment high school students, and senior citizens auditing classes.

Borrower Responsibilities

  • Borrowers are responsible for all materials checked out on their card.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the awareness of all due dates, renewing materials before they are due, and returning materials on time.
  • Items must be returned in good condition as determined by library staff.
  • Recalled material must be returned by the recall due date.
  • Borrowers are responsible for paying fees associated with lost or damaged items checked out on their account.
  • Failure to receive or read an email courtesy notice does not relieve the borrower of the obligation to honor the due date or pay any fees incurred.

Loan Periods

Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Item Limit
Books 28 days 2 renewals 75 items
Popular Books 28 days No Renwals 75 items
Curriculum Collection 28 days No renewals 75 items
CDs & DVDs 10 days 1 renewal 75 items
Reserves Varies No renewals Varies

Laptops, Peripherals, and Study Rooms

Type of Material Loan Period Renewals
PC Laptops & Chargers 24 Hours No Renewals
Mac Laptops & Chagers 4 Hours, Building Use Only No Renewals
Phone Chargers 4 Hours No Renewals
Group Study Rooms 3 Hours No Renewals

Renewing Material

Books can be renewed via the My Account/Renew Items button on the Foley Library home page, by calling the Circulation Desk at 509-313-5803, or by emailing us at

Returning Material

All items that circulate are to be returned to the Circulation Desk or one of the book drops. Book drops are located at the front entrance of the library and in the lower level of College Hall.


Borrowed material is subject to recall after two weeks.

Library Account Access

Members of the Gonzaga Community may access their library account using the My Account/Renew Items button on the Foley Library home page. This feature allows patrons to place holds on material and also view current activity on their account such as due dates, items checked out, fees owed and holds pending.

Reviewed 5/6/19