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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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    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 Sunday, May 6.
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    Watzek Library’s Special Collections has begun a five-year project to interview members of Portland’s Vietnamese community, collecting oral histories that will document the region’s complex and changing urban landscape.
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    This exhibit, located above the water fountain on the main floor of Watzek Library, will provide both hydration and knowledge! 

    Waterfacts was developed by Ian Douglas, Computer Science, ’18 and supported by Watzek’s Digital Initiatives.  Special thanks to Alan Younis for technical advising.

    This project is a result of the Microcomputing Workshops hosted by Watzek in February 2017 with funding from the Library Ed-Tech Committee. 

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    Watch movies, become an library expert!

    We’re proud to present a suite of short video tutorials to help both students and instructors use Watzek’s online resources such as Primo, the library catalog!

Upcoming

April 27th, 2018

  • Image preview 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Plant Pressing Workshop!!

    Interested in preserving the beautiful (and biologically interesting) plant diversity around you?

    Learn how at our spring installment of the plant pressing workshop THIS FRIDAY, April 27, from 4-5 pm in the Watzek Library Classroom.

  • Image preview 8:00pm: It’s Watzek Recess time again!!!
    Don’t let the stress of Reading Days get you down. Come to the library classroom for a spread of treats and diversions to help get you through: 8-10 p.m., Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28.

  

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