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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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    Watzek Library will close Wednesday, November 26, at 5 p.m. and will reopen Saturday, November 29, at 11 a.m. Gobble Gobble and best wishes for the holiday!
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    Did you know you can find Watzek’s movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks by browsing our audio and video pages? Well, you can. And it’s easy. From HBO TV shows to dub reggae music to Western films to movies in Arabic… we’ve got you covered!
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    The Watzek web site and many library resources will be unavailable or will have limited functionality from 5 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday, November 26, while IT performs maintenance on L&C’s network.
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    We’re striving to keep Watzek open for regular hours today. Please check the hours listed to the left for any updates.


November 28th, 2014

  • Image preview All Day: Exhibit: Color Theory, Albers to Itten
    Watzek’s Special Collections and Visual Resources Center are pleased to announce a new exhibit on Color Theory, as displayed through Special Collections holdings from the Josef Albers’ 1963 classic tome, The Interaction of Color. Stop by the 3rd floor of Watzek to see three silkscreened teaching cards from this rare original as well as works by LC faculty Debra Beers and Cara Tomlinson.
    until January 31, 2015
  • Image preview All Day: Featured Items: How Do I Look? Race, Beauty, and Desire
    This month, check out Watzek’s Featured Items for a selection of books that support the themes of L&C’s 11th Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium. Browse our display in the library atrium or on Pinterest and consider how our notions of beauty are framed by racial ideologies, economic forces, and politics.
    until November 30
  • Image preview All Day: William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.
    until December 31

December 4th, 2014

  • Image preview 5:00pm - 6:30pm: US History Seminar Poster Session
    Please join the students in Professor Jane Hunter’s US history research seminar as they present their theses at the end-of-semester poster session in the library atrium on Thursday, December 4 at 5 p.m.
  • Image preview 7:00pm: Watzek Screens: The Mirror
    Watzek screens Tarkovsky’s 1974 production, The Mirror (the sixth flick in our Soviet film series) on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in Miller 105.

December 5th, 2014

  • Image preview 3:30pm: James J. Kopp First-Year Research Awards Reception
    Join us as we applaud Emma Biddulph, Andrea Dean, the 2014 winners, and Nathan Phipps, the 2014 honorable mention, at a reception in their honor December 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Watzek’s Pamplin Room.




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