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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

  • 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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  • Generously sponsored by the Himes & Duniway Society, a group of book collecting enthusiasts in Oregon, this contest is intended to: encourage students in the collection and enjoyment of their own personal libraries, aid students in developing an appreciation for the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and encourage students to read, research, and preserve these works for pleasure and scholarship. The collection can focus on any subject, and the contest is open to all students. Prizes: Three prizes will be awarded to student winners: 1st prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $500 3rd prize: $250 Prizes are generously funded by the Himes & Duniway Society. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by 5:00 PM.
  • Take your best shot and email your entries to naturalhistoryclub@lclark.edu by Friday at 1pm. Mossy prizes will be awarded.
  • Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives has recently added another rare book, an Italian book of hours, to its growing collection of archival materials. The book was acquired thanks to a highly competitive grant from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation. Starting next spring, students will have the opportunity to examine the text in depth in Professor Karen Gross’s manuscript analysis course.
  • Watzek Library is proud to host the exhibit But we’ll have our rights: Black Suffragists and Their Push for the Vote from February 1 through April 15, 2020. 

  

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