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Located at the heart of the undergraduate campus, Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library is an ideal setting for research, study and collaboration. Serving undergraduate and graduate students, Watzek provides rich collections of print and electronic resources and friendly librarians to help students with their research projects. The Boley Law Library serves the Law School and is a center of legal information for the region.

Lewis & Clark’s libraries subscribe to thousands of electronic journals, books, research databases, primary sources and data sets that take research far beyond a Google search. But even if the article or book you need is not readily available, the libraries can get it for you fast.

Librarians work with students to help navigate an increasingly complex information universe. At Watzek, you can connect up with one by visiting the reference desk, setting up a consultation, or meeting one through an in-class instruction session.

Things to love about Watzek Library:
  • Open 24 hours Sunday-Thursday

  • Comfy furniture, serene views, and even a fireplace

  • Small library feeling with research library access via consortial collections and the Summit catalog

  • Exciting events like a rock concert and finals week study breaks featuring massages and dog therapy

  • Amazing Special Collections that include a medieval illuminated manuscript, early maps of Western exploration, the daily writings of poet laureate William Stafford, and much more

Visit the Watzek Library website to access Watzek Library collections and services.

Visit the Boley Law Library website to access Boley Library collections and services.

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    Need in-depth help with your research?  Schedule a research consultation–a personalized session with a librarian on how to approach the research process for your project.

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    We know it’s the end of the semester, and you’re busy. REALLY busy. But check out this prestigious award that the library gives to the two best E&D research projects. It’s easy to apply for the award, and you are already doing the work! The deadline to apply is May 8.
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    Watzek Library will close at 5 PM on Friday, March 20, as we make our way into Spring Break.  We’ll be open 11 AM to 7 PM, March 21-22, and 8 AM to 5 PM, March 23-27.  Regular hours will resume on Saturday, March 28.  Complete info on our hours can be found here.

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    This month’s cover of College & Research Libraries News features  the “Mouth of the Willamette River, Oregon” from The West Shore: An Illustrated Western Magazine. The image is part of the Lewis & Clark College Digital Collections and was provided courtesy of Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department.


April 28th, 2015

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    Please join the English Department for readings of original works of fiction by senior students from the Advanced Fiction Writing course.  April 28th at 7p.m. in the Frank Manor House.  Refreshments will be provided.   We look forward to seeing you there!

April 29th, 2015

  • Image preview 7:00pm: Senior Poetry Reading
    Please join the English Department as the 2014-2015 Lewis & Clark College Writer’s Series concludes with readings of original works of poetry by senior students from Mary Szybist’s Advanced Poetry Writing course.  April 29, 7 p.m. in the Frank Manor House.  Refreshments will be provided. 




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